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Re: Debian Stretch new user report (vs Linux Mint)




On Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 10:05:51AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 1:46 AM, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> 
> > * splitting non-free in subsets;
> > * adding a non-free-firmware area;
> 
> I think we don't want either of these, instead we should *add*
> additional Packages files for each of the classes of non-free things
> that people want to be able to isolate from the rest of non-free,
> "firmware" being the first one and probably the only one.
> 
> After talking with the apt maintainers on IRC and some
> experimentation, I think this is doable and it definitely does not
> require the GR process.

Ie, we'd have a Packages file for non-free and another for
non-free/kitten-images with the very same debs?

There's no file duplication as these days we have a shared pool/, and
if someone enables both, it's no different from having both unstable and
buster (which share 99% files), handled well by user tools.

No distruption for existing systems, satisfies those concerned about
accidentally installing "real" software (as much as the notion of executable
code running on another processor in your machine, or even deeper inside the
same processor, being less of software, is ridiculous to me).

Me likes.


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