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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] built: kernelmodule for broadcom 802.11 STA driver
  • From: Marcus Meissner <meissner@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:19:12 +0100
  • Message-id: <20081224161912.GD10201@xxxxxxx>
On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 05:33:43AM -0600, Rajko M. wrote:
On Tuesday 23 December 2008 10:59:26 am Luke Imhoff wrote:

.debs can be interactive during installation, while rpms cannot.  It's
one of the big differences between the formats.  So you can force
license acceptance with .debs, but not .rpms unless you make an
installer that actually checks for licenses that need acceptance for
rpms.

I don't know how deb format works, but rpm can run preinstallation script and
it is up to the packager how it will be used. User can be asked any kind of
question before installation and proceed depending on the answer.

Our installers make EULA / License acceptance possible by entries in the
Meta Data format (repo-md).

However, the driver is deemed illegal in itself, so a license will not help.
(The distributor of the RPMs is likely liable then, not the downloader.)

Ciao, Marcus
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