[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: how to identify firmware packages

On Sat, 2011-01-08 at 11:52 +0100, Serafeim Zanikolas wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 10:04:33PM +0100, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote [edited]:
> > We should find a better way to identify firmware packages, allowing
> > hw-detect to find the correct ones without unpacking.
> Some options: an optional control field in binary packages or, perhaps better,
> a debtags facet.

The script used to generate control information for firmware packages
already lists each firmware blob in the package description.  In fact
those descriptions are almost pure apt-cache-SEO.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: