[Fedora-packaging] Firmware packaging, v2

Jeremy Katz katzj at redhat.com
Mon Feb 26 16:04:57 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 04:29 -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Feb 23, 2007, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> > 1) Firmware packages are given the Group: tag of Firmware
> > 2) The License tag for any firmware that disallows modification should
> >    be set to:
> >    "Redistributable firmware, no modification permitted"
> Any chance of getting all non-Free firmware to Require: some empty
> package (say freedom-loss or proprietary-crap :-) such that:
> - one could yum erase this package and end up without any non-Free
> Software installed, and
> - one could easily veirfy that custom distros with a subset of the
> complete Fedora package set don't include any such proprietary
> packages?

The entire goal of standardizing on a specific license tag be used is
that it's easy to have a simple script for query/removing/installing or
whatnot and _not_ have to do magic packages like this.  Maintaining such
a package is always and without fail an absolute nitemare to do.


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