Re: Getting d-i to find firmware on the CD generated by debian-cd
> The problem with making hw-detect look in pool/ is that it does not know
> what debs contain firmware. It assumes there will not be too many debs
> in the places it looks, and so it examines them all, unpacking them to
> find ones that contain the firmware files. If it also looked in pool/,
> it would unpack every deb on the CD, which would be horribly slow.
Right. Perhaps hw-detect should be told? A mechanism like the ones
used by iceweasel plugins, adding information to the packages, might
work. For example the gnash plugin contain this info:
Xb-Npp-Name: Gnash SWF Player
Why not add the name of the firmware file included in the deb using a
similar mechanism, and teach hw-detect to search for it?
> That source package does not contain all available firmware, FWIW.
> You're missing at least zd1211-firmware and
> atmel-firmware. debian-cd has a list in tasks/firmware.
Thank you. I'll try to make sure we include the complete list on the
Debian Edu CD and DVD. :)