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

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at verizon.net
Wed May 19 18:30:56 EDT 2010

On 05/19/2010 05:39 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> As a followup to a discussion on [arch-general] in the Linux 2.6.34
> thread ([1] 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
> obsoletes:
> replaces=('kernel26-firmware'
>             'ar9170-fw'
>             'iwlwifi-1000-ucode'
>             'iwlwifi-3945-ucode'
>             'iwlwifi-4965-ucode'
>             'iwlwifi-5000-ucode'
>             'iwlwifi-5150-ucode'
>             'iwlwifi-6000-ucode'
>             'rt2870usb-fw'
>             'rt2x00-rt61-fw'
>             'rt2x00-rt71w-fw')
> All other firmware packages contain only files that are not part of
> linux-firmware.
> - 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.
> [1] http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-general/2010-May/013329.html

Maybe this is a little premature, or altogether irrelevant, but now that we're 
reorganizing all of the firmware what can we expect in terms of its inclusion in 
the initcpio?

Is there a direct relationship between modules and firmware so that just what's 
needed can be loaded automatically? Is it too much to just take it all with a 
'firmware' hook?

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