Linux-Libre under Debian

Bruno Miguel brunoalexandremiguel at
Sun Jan 4 12:41:14 UTC 2009

> 2009/1/4 Bruno Miguel:
> > When preparing Linux-Libre for compilation, I copied the .config from the
> > Linux version I had installed from the Debian Lenny repository. Since I
> > don't know if Linux-Libre really removes the blobs or just deactivates
> > them in that .config file, I ask if there is a chance that, by doing
> > this, I may have compiled some blobs.
> Linux-libre comes with all of the non-free code removed from the
> releases.
> .config file only controls which modules, that are provided in the
> source package, are to be built (either inside or as loadable modules)
> in the resulting kernel. Thus, it does not cause any external code to
> be included and is no threat to the freedom of the kernel you build.

Great. I was afraid I was using blob modules

> Additionally, I advise you to run "make oldconfig" to update your
> config options to the kernel version you are compiling. You can read
> my tutorial on this topic at

Thank you for your tip. :)
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