[arch-dev-public] New core package: linux-firmware

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 18:28:19 EDT 2010

On 20/05/10 08:08, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Am 20.05.2010 00:01, schrieb Allan McRae:
>>> 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.
> There IS a versioned provides.

So it does....  my bad.

I was sure replaces worked even when a package was still in the repos. 
   My guess is that it needs to come "earlier" in pacman search (i.e. in 
an earlier repo or have an alphabetically earlier name) so that pacman 
does not see the needed deps already satisfied.  Maybe this should be 

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