mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Jun 14 09:43:41 BST 2006
On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 10:32:19AM +0200, Quim Gil wrote:
> linux-386 Complete Linux kernel on 386.
That's a metapackage.
> linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.15 modules on 386
> linux-restricted-modules- Restricted Linux modules on 386.
This contains non-free code.
> linux-restricted-modules- Non-free Linux 2.6.15 modules helper
> ttf-gentium Gentium TrueType font
No idea why this is showing up, it's in main.
> - Are these modules installed always, or just depending on the devices
> found by the installer?
linux-restricted-modules is always installed, but will only be used if
you have appropriate (well, arguably "inappropriate") hardware.
> - Is the user receiving any kind of information about these non-free
> packages being used during the installation process?
> - Is it a way for the user tu avoid in any way the installation of these
> packages, either through a pre-install menu or any kind of optional
> configuration during the installation process?
> - The user of this example had apparently a 100% Debian system working
> on the same hardware. Would this mean that he can *probably* (I'm not
> asking "surely") remove the non-free kernel packages without damaging
> the system?
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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