Followup-For: Bug #522415
FWIW I also think that having the meta packages bring in as many
firmware packages as possible can be useful.
I would put the dependency in the firmware-linux-nonfree package rather
than in the top-level package, but it's fine either way.
The fact that firmware-amd-graphics is installed automatically but other
firmware packages are not is rather asymmetric.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: stretch/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (900, 'unstable'), (500, 'unstable-debug')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.utf8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
Versions of packages firmware-linux-nonfree depends on:
ii firmware-amd-graphics 20160824-1
ii firmware-misc-nonfree 20160824-1
Versions of packages firmware-linux-nonfree recommends:
ii amd64-microcode 3.20160316.1
ii intel-microcode 3.20160714.1
firmware-linux-nonfree suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?