[linux-audio-dev] Request to audio related LiveCD packagers

drclaw at dogsolitude.org drclaw at dogsolitude.org
Tue Apr 27 13:50:21 UTC 2004

On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 08:13:36AM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> debian is about to exclude all "non-free" material from their
> distributions. this includes firmware, documentation et al.

If you're referring to the recent vote, the point was to make sure the
debian system didn't *require* non-free software to function.  They're
still keeping 'non-free' and 'contib' around.  They say that these two
areas are 'no longer part of the distribution', but they'll still
support them as part of the archive and via their bug-tracking system.
So, in order to get the firmware, you'll probably just have to do
something like 'apt-get install alsa-nonfree'.  


- Mike

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