Accepted linux-restricted-modules-2.6.10 2.6.10-2 (source)

Daniel Stone daniel at
Fri Jan 7 20:09:12 CST 2005

On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 01:17:41PM -0600, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> Are there any documents anywhere explaining why the modules were moved
> into this linux-restricted-modules package vs how Debian had them, in
> separate packages. (with a linux-restricted meta package maybe?)

Well, most of our modules are in the single linux-image package (it has
many, many, many, many extra modules), so we could keep it in sync with
the kernel, but drivers like the ATI and nVidia binary drivers, the
Atheros wireless driver, and firmware for the TI ACX100 wireless card
were non-free, so we split those out into a separate
linux-restricted-modules package.  It's just easier doing it once,
instead of about 40 times.

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