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Re: Bug#690591: ITP: kfreebsd-firmware-nonfree -- Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel


Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 00:04 +0200, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Christoph Egger <christoph@debian.org>
>> * Package name    : kfreebsd-9-firmware-nonfree
>>   Version         : 9.0
>>   Upstream Author : FreeBSD
>> * URL             : http://www.freebsd.org/
>> * License         : multiple, nonfree
>>   Programming Lang: blobs, C
>>   Description     : Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel
>> Firmware modules shipped by FreeBSD but stripped from the Debian
>> package due to their non-free nature
> Are these significantly different from the set of blobs included in
> firmware-nonfree?  Or do they need to be installed with different
> filenames?

Currently the only way freebsd really supports firmware loading is
through kernel modules. SO the current idea is more like bundling some
of these firmware modules in a package and build them separately from
the ``normal'' freebsd tree. If we get real firmware loading into the
FreeBSD kernel the linux firmware files might become usefull but this
seems to be a OK solution to get hardware running.



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