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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Intel/AMD x86 CPU microcode update system in non-free

On Wed, Nov 07, 2012 at 04:33:00PM -0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Wed, 07 Nov 2012, Adrian Fita wrote:
> > Fair enough, but how about having the linux-image packages recommend the
> > *microcode packages for installation so users won't get confused by the
> > message caused by the module trying to load the file with the microcode
> > update and not finding it?
> I don't think we can do that, because the -microcode packages are in
> non-free.
> And an annoying technical detail makes it suboptimal to add the microcode
> packages as a recommendation of the firmware-linux-nonfree package.
...which is that dpkg does not support architecture-specific relations
in binary packages.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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