Derek Broughton news at
Wed Nov 9 13:23:51 CST 2005

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, 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
> :)

Except, I think, that forces you to remove the linux-image package, doesn't
it?  I don't use restricted modules either, but iirc I couldn't get
automatic updating of the kernel without them.

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