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Bug#991500: Missing modalias metadata needed for automatic installation

Source: firmware-nonfree
Version: 20210315-2
Severity: serious
Tags: pending
X-Debbugs-Cc: kibi@debian.org, debian-boot@lists.debian.org

The binary firmware packages built from firmware-nonfree currently
include metanfo.xml files with a list of filenames of the firmware in
them.  These files are indexed and allows firmware packages to be
identified and installed based on the files requested.

However, during system installation not all kernel drivers are
installed and it is not known which files will be requested by the
full system.  The metainfo.xml files should include a list of Linux
modalias strings for the related modules, so that it's possible to
identify (possibly) needed firmware packages without the drivers


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 11.0
  APT prefers unstable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU threads)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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