Re: Squeeze, firmware and installation
On 05/12/2010 04:27 PM, Martin Schulze wrote:
> I would rather not complicate the CD+DVD building process even more to
> produce non-free images. There are so many images that need to be
> created already.
And? Creating a full set of images takes 2 hours (if I remember right) now.
Also we don't need to rebuild all images - only the image people boot from. That
should be done in a few minutes.
> I would like us to provide non-free firmware blobs that may be
> required during installation in tarballs that can be downloaded or -
Downloading is exactly the problem. A lot of modern "enterprise" network
hardware (like the Broadcom Netextreme) requires non-free firmware.
Bernd Zeimetz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
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