Restricted packages

Last Updated on: 5th September 2021, 10:48 am

As you know, it’s not really possible to have support for many devices without non-free drivers.
Sparky similar like a couple other Linux distributions features contrib and non-free packages and drivers. In my way, it helps managing the system easily, specially by new Linux users.

Some people don’t want or don’t like restricted packages in their systems.

There is an easy way to find out what non-free and contrib packages you have installed already.

To do so, install package called ‘vrms’ (Virtual Richard M. Stallman):
apt-get update
apt-get install vrms

Run it with the command (as a regular user):

If you’d like to save the results, run:
vrms > list.txt
The list will be saved in your home directory.

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