Jeroen van Splunder jeroen-91 at
Wed Nov 9 13:47:11 CST 2005

On wo, 2005-11-09 at 09:44 -0800, Daniel Robitaille wrote: 
> > The majority of stuff in restricted and multiverse.
> which comes back to an old minor pet peeve of mine:  in my mind
> restricted should only be enabled for Ubuntu installations that need
> it for specific hardware.  (I suspect it is not easy from a technology
> point of view; if it was, I guess it would have been done  a long time
> ago).
> On my home desktop, since I'm lucky enough hardware-wise to do it,
Just buying the right hardware in the first place works better, I
>  I
> always remove the restricted repo  after a new install, and delete the
> associated packages that came with it (the restricted kernel modules,
> and I believe something related to nvideo).  Then I feel a bit more
> "free", and the kernel security upgrades are a lot smaller to download
> :)
I do the same, and it bugs me as well that restricted is completely
installed by default. Is there a bug on this? Or a specification? Ubuntu
should at least tell you that it's installing immoral software even
though its philosophy.

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