Pending clean-up for -libre2

jeff moe at
Tue May 20 23:06:57 UTC 2008

Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On gnewsense-es I found out the 'depends on NONFREE' trick in Kconfig
> files doesn't have exactly the effects I expected.  I assume it would
> prevent an option from being enabled if it was marked with this
> annotation, if it depended on another option marked as such, or if it
> selected another option marked as such.
> Not so.  This bit:
> # disable -- appears to neeed other DVB bits
> clean_mk CONFIG_DVB_CORE drivers/media/Makefile
> clean_mk CONFIG_VIDEOBUF_DVB drivers/media/video/Makefile
> clean_mk CONFIG_VIDEO_SAA7134 drivers/media/video/Makefile
> clean_mk CONFIG_VIDEO_CX88 drivers/media/video/Makefile
> clean_kconfig drivers/media/Kconfig 'VIDEOBUF_DVB'
> should have disabled CONFIG_VIDEOBUF_DVB, but it doesn't.  It's
> enabled, and options that depend on it or select it are still present,
> such as CONFIG_VIDEO_SAA7134_DVB.  And they do compile and work
> correctly, and it doesn't look like I've failed to remove any piece of
> non-Free Software.
> Does anyone happen to remember the precise reasons why it was thought
> to be necessary to remove these bits before?  I just want to make sure
> I didn't miss anything.

IIRC, they were disabled due to build issues related to the other removed 
files, not because they were tainted themselves. If you're not seeing problems 
with them, they are likely fine.



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