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Author: Nate Bargmann
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] [hellekin@dyne.org: Re: Missing packages]
* On 2016 29 Apr 16:53 -0500, Haines Brown wrote:

> Let me see if I understand you correctly. the package firmware-iwlwifi
> is not open software, and so is not available from the devuan package
> archive. So
> a) The sources.list line
> deb http://packages.devuan.org/merged jessie main non-free contrib
> should not have non-free appended because devuan does not support
> non-free packages.

I just posted a message to another thread where I have my sources.list
set as:

deb http://packages.devuan.org/merged jessie main contrib non-free

and firmware-iwlwifi is not shown to be in the obsolete and locally
installed packages section in Aptitude CUI which tells me that it is in
the list of available packages.

> b) The only way to get firmware-iwlwifi, an essential package I cannot
> do without, is to get it as I did from the Debian mirror, but I'm
> "on my own" because Devuan does not support it.

As I understand it, the 'merged' package repository gets those packages
directly from Debian that do not need to be rebuilt for Devuan.

> c) The same for task-mail-server, which apparently has some non-free
> drivers. Is this why it is absent? I had to install the obvious
> applications such as exim4, procmail, mutt, spamassassin,
> individually.

Try it with the non-free section added and see.

- Nate


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