[Debian-eeepc-devel] Bug#497200: ITP: rt2860-source -- source for RT2860 wireless adapter kernel module

Sven Joachim svenjoac at gmx.de
Mon Sep 1 10:00:24 UTC 2008

On 2008-09-01 09:07 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> -=| Ben Hutchings, Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 11:16:27PM +0100 |=-
>> Possibly not.  The module source code should go in contrib with the blob
>> and firmware.h removed.  The blob should go in the firmware-ralink
>> binary package built from the firmware-nonfree source package.
> Or, the madwifi way - put only -source package in non-free and let 
> users build the module with module-assistant.

Please not.  Unlike madwifi, the ralink drivers are actually free, only
the device needs the non-free firmware.

> Moving the firmware away would also make it possible for a -modules 
> package to be made part of linux-modules-extra, right? That would be a 
> good thing.

As long as all devices that the driver supports need non-free firmware,
the -source and -modules packages should go to contrib, because the user
has to install the firmware (and if Debian can distribute it in
non-free, the driver should recommend the firmware package).


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