Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware
On Fri, Aug 19, 2022 at 12:19:55PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 18, 2022 at 08:58:21PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> system will *also* be configured to use the non-free-firmware
>> component by default in the apt sources.list file.
>What's the rationale for this one?
>I think it would make more sense to only configure the system to enable
>the non-free-firmware component if the installer determines that
>packages from that component are useful for the running system (or if
>the user explicitly asked to do so).
That's a fair point, my text was unclear here. Let's tweak it:
"Where non-free firmware is found to be necessary, the target system
will *also* be configured to use the non-free-firmware component by
default in the apt sources.list file."
Does that sound better?
>If I'm not mistaken, code to do this already exists, and seems to work
>well (but do correct me if I'm wrong).
We don't have any code in d-i to deal with the *non-free-firmware*
component yet, but I#m sure we can adapt the existing stuff around
non-free / contrib to suit.
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. firstname.lastname@example.org
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