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Re: FYI: open-ath9k-htc-firmware

On Wed, 2013-03-13 at 10:27 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> >  Okay, but they are using patched gcc and binutils for build it.
> >  So I guess, first it should be merged to upstream gcc/binutils, then
> >  be added to firmware git repo, right?
> No, that is not how the firmware-free source package works. It just
> ships pre-built firmware and source but doesn't build anything from
> source. So it isn't nessecary to care about if the firmware is
> buildable at all. So if you patch the source, you will not get a fixed
> version of the firmware.

Not by running debian/rules, no.

> Personally I think this is the wrong way to go about packaging free software.

Assuming that you think the right way is to package and use the
toolchain for each free firmware project: I don't believe this is
allowed in Debian, nor do I have time for that.  But if you want to
fight that battle, you are welcome, and I'll be happy to build
firmware-free using those packages.


Ben Hutchings
The obvious mathematical breakthrough [to break modern encryption] would be
development of an easy way to factor large prime numbers. - Bill Gates

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