[arch-dev-public] New core package: linux-firmware
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed May 19 18:01:12 EDT 2010
On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 20/05/10 07:55, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 19.05.2010 23:39, schrieb Thomas Bächler:
>>> As a followup to a discussion on [arch-general] in the Linux 2.6.34
>>> thread ( and others), I think we should do the following:
>>> - Create a linux-firmware package from the linux-firmware.git tree.
>>> - Make that package conflict and replace all other firmware that it
>>> All other firmware packages contain only files that are not part of
>>> - Remove the firmware from the kernel26 PKGBUILD, only use the
>>> linux-firmware package instead
>>> I'm putting a package with the according conflicts/replaces to testing.
>>> Please comment, test it thoroughly and give feedback.
>>>  http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2010-May/013329.html
>> Apparently, replaces= won't work until we remove the kernel26-firmware
>> package. We can do that on the next kernel rebuild. Please run pacman -S
>> linux-firmware manually for now.
> The kernel26 package depends on the firmware in a versioned manner, so you would need a versioned provides.
> As an aside, should this be an optdepend or a hard depend for the kernel package?
Probably should be:
* not a versioned depend (fix in next rebuild)
* hard depend; yes there are people that might not need it but they
are few and far between so its not worth it here
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