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Bug#979104: installation-reports: Intel Wireless 8265 / 8275 has no firmware in nonfree iso

On Tue, 2021-01-12 at 19:50 +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
> Hi,
> Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> wrote:
> > Yes, that works fine, using a netboot image, I am NOT asked to
> > provide
> > firmware for regulatory.db file, because it's already included in
> > the d-i
> > image.
> > 
> > However, that's only true for netboot images!
> > 
> > My wireless card (on an IBM Thinkpad T60) is also usable with
> > DVD/CD netinst images 
> > (so related kernel modules seem to be included in those images; I
> > have explicitly
> > tested that with said images on that T60), so probably wireless-
> > regdb-udeb should just 
> > be added to all Linux d-i images?
> I prepared a patch for this (includes removing it from the netboot/* files,
> since it's now added generally in pkg-lists/base).
> Will apply it, if noone objects.

Oh, I see.  What I did was to add it to every list that includes nic-
wireless-modules, forgetting that for "CD" images that's not present in
the initramfs and will get installed later.

I think the cleanest solution, that I originally intended to implement,
is to make it a dependency of nic-wireless-modules, but that was going
to require changing kernel-wedge.  But I don't have time to do that
now, so I'm happy with your change.  The size increase will be


Ben Hutchings
Design a system any fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.

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