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Bug#515264: marked as done (add note about missing firmware)

Your message dated Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:01:29 +0100
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and subject line Re: Bug#515264: add note about missing firmware
has caused the Debian Bug report #515264,
regarding add note about missing firmware
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Tags: patch


The kernel now doesn't contain a number of firmware pieces anymore which may 
be essential to get the system in a workable state after reboot. 
Unfortunately this was missed in the release notes. The following patch adds 
a note which refers people to the relevant section of the installation manual 
that explains it better.

I hope it can be applied quickly, sorry for not catching this earlier.

The patch could be extended to include a list of such removed firmwares if 
someone has it available, but just this mention could already save a 
significant number of problems.

Index: whats-new.dbk
--- whats-new.dbk	(revision 6576)
+++ whats-new.dbk	(working copy)
@@ -537,6 +537,20 @@
 <title>Changes in kernel packaging</title>
+<term>Binary firmware for some drivers moved to non-free</term>
+<para>Some drivers load binary firmware into the device they're
+supporting at run time. While this firmware was included in the
+stock kernel in previous releases, it has now be separately
+packaged in the non-free section. If you want to continue to
+use these devices after reboot, make sure the required firmware
+is present on the installed system. See section 6.4 of the
+<ulink url="&url-install-manual;">Installation
+Manual</ulink> for details.
 <term>New OpenVZ<indexterm><primary>OpenVZ</primary></indexterm> kernel flavor</term>

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On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 22:22:06PM +0200, Nicolas François wrote:
> > In your bug report you mention a list of firmware. Do you think it is
> > possible to make such list?
> I've seen this in the installation guide:
>   The following overview should list most available firmware packages but
>   is not guaranteed to be complete and may also contain non-firmware
>   packages:
>     * http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=firmware
> Would you recommend this for addition in the release notes?

No, I think the patch as it was applied is sufficient to highlight the issue, 
and interested readers can refer to the installation manual for details. The 
bug can be closed, doing so. Thanks for applying the patch.


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