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Re: LCC and blobs

Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 09:36:10PM -0500, Michael Poole wrote:
>>I disagree that the driver would Depends: on the firmware.
> Well, maybe we're coming closer to the root of our disagreement.  I
> thought it was self-evident that, if a driver is packaged (on its own[1]),
> and firmware for that device was packaged (on its own), and the hardware
> must be sent the firmware by the driver to do anything, that the driver
> package would Depends: on the firmware.
> [1] compilations of drivers, such as the Linux kernel, may or may not
> be different; let's ignore that for sanity of discussion for the moment

Actually, I think that case would be handled correctly by the
dependency-based test for main as well: by Debian's current practice, if
only one piece of a larger package requires another package to run, the
larger package expresses only a Suggests relationship on the other
package.  Therefore, by the dependency-based test, the larger package
can go to main.

- Josh Triplett

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