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Re: Squeeze, firmware and installation

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 03:58:35PM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
>[Steve McIntyre]
>> Yup, definitely. We already have an "unofficial non-free" area on
>> cdimage.debian.org which is where we've been pushing the firmware
>> zip/tar.gz files already. I'll set up the extra images to be dropped
>> in there.
>A few days ago, I extended hw-detect to look for firmware (u)debs in
>/firmware/ (for PXE boot images) and /cdrom/firmware/, so if you
>create a CD/DVD with the firmware .deb files in a firmware/ directory
>in the root of the CD, it should work out of the box.  Any license
>question asked in the package preinst should be displayed, and the
>firmware package will not be used if the license isn't accepted.  The
>change is in the daily built d-i images already.  Please report back
>if it do not work for you.

Yup, will do. :-)

>> I'm guessing that we're not likely to want the extra images for all
>> architectures: i386/amd64/powerpc(?). Any others?
>I have no idea.  I only use i386 and amd64. :)

Quite. Anybody else?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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We don't need no thought control.

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