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[GNU-linux-libre] Re: PCMCIA .cis files

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: [GNU-linux-libre] Re: PCMCIA .cis files
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 23:08:32 -0500

    Yeah, I believe so.  I'm not sure the current pcmcia driver doesn't
    really offer the interface the userland program that makes the
    conversion relies on, or if it only fails to do so on a machine that
    doesn't have a pcmcia interface, but the important point is that it's
    definitely not functional on any random machine.

In that case, either we need a separate binary-to-text converter for
these files, or we need the textual files to be included in the system
if the binary files are.

They don't have to be in the same package, though.  We distribute lots
of binary packages that don't have source inside them.

Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
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Boston MA 02110

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