Hello, this is my first post on this forum. Right now I use Debian for my desktop PC
I recently discovered Solus. I installed it in a virtualbox and i found it really interesting because of the rolling release stable system, because its an easy to use distro and also because its an independent community based distro. Im thinking to replace my Debian by Solus to get more recent packages for developing needs.
The only thing that can bother me is that in Solus all the packages open source and non-free packages are mixed in a single repo. I like the fact that in Debian for example, packages are split in two repos one with only open sources packages and one for non-free ones, basically only the open source repo is activated and you can activate the non-free repo if you wan't. I don't like non-free packages, i only use the propriatary nvidia-driver package that is non-free. Its great to have the choice but my wish is to runaway from any other non-free package
And I have some questions about that.
By default, Solus install only open source packages? Or some non-free packages are included in a fresh installation ?
Is there a risk that if I install an open source package that Solus include non-free dependencies with this open source package ?
I have seen that there is no "non-free" tag on non-free packages page in the software center so its not easy to recognize them easily. Because of that, maybe its easy to install a non-free package unvolontary ? The only thing that i found that could help to determine if its non-free, is the license tab. I guess that non-free packages only have - Distribuable under licence ?
Is there a way to disable non-free packages access from the repo ?
Thank you in advance for your help.