Quotes of the week
Posted Jun 29, 2012 22:30 UTC (Fri) by BenHutchings
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Not clear why linux-firmware-nonfree wouldn't be installed by default given a system configuration that needs it, but I guess that's more of a political issue.
Yes, Debian policy does not allow packages in the main section (Debian proper) to recommend non-free packages. The linux-image packages do try to warn during an upgrade if you're using a driver and don't have the corresponding firmware, though they won't catch all cases. We could maybe try to make the run-time errors more obvious.
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