[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] kernel 2.6.34-1

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 10:39:00 EDT 2010

Am 19.05.2010 16:19, schrieb Dan McGee:
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 6:10 AM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Am 19.05.2010 10:56, schrieb Evangelos Foutras:
>>> Also did a diff [1] between the file lists of kernel26-firmware-2.6.34-1
>>> and linux-firmware-git-20100519-1. It shows that ralink firmware has
>>> indeed been added to the linux-firmware repository, which should resolve
>>> FS#19519 [2].
>> I did that too and noticed the same. It would also replace all intel
>> ucode packages, and some more I don't know about. However, it is
>> considerably bigger than kernel26-firmware (2MB vs. 12MB).
> How often does it need to be updated? We now (needlessly?) have the
> firmware package track the actual kernel package so it ends up getting
> re-downloaded a lot more often than probably necessary, so the above
> package, while large, would probably be updated less anyway (and would
> be an 'any' package?).

Everytime someone complains about a firmware file missing.

Seriously, look at the commit log, it only had 23 commits this year:

I guess we would upgrade it at most once a month.

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