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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 18:29:04 EDT 2010

Am 20.05.2010 00:28, schrieb Allan McRae:
> 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 improved.

I already discussed this with Dan. He thinks this is the reason:

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