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Bug#612349: marked as done (release-notes: the upgrades section does not mention firmware woes)

Your message dated Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:39:41 +0100
with message-id <20110315083941.GL2933@radis.liafa.jussieu.fr>
and subject line Re: Bug#612349: [PATCH] upgrading: warn about missing firmware
has caused the Debian Bug report #612349,
regarding release-notes: the upgrades section does not mention firmware woes
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Severity: important

There is at least one report of an user who lost network connectivity
during the upgrade, because the firmware for his NIC (e100) was not
available anymore.

The release nodes neglect to recommend that the user should make sure
the firmware packages are installed.  In fact, unless we add a list of
the hardware that requires non-free firmware, the release notes would
actually have to recommend that the user install BOTH firmware packages
unless he is sure he will not need them.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'squeeze-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 23:07:44 +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:

> I think "to separate packages in the non-free archive" flows more
> naturally; maybe "splitting out" instead of "move".
> I'd like to try and get rid of some of the occurrences of
> "install{,ed,ing}" but don't have any suggestions that actually sound
> better currently.
I committed this:

diff --git a/en/upgrading.dbk b/en/upgrading.dbk
index f998706..b80d5ca 100644
--- a/en/upgrading.dbk
+++ b/en/upgrading.dbk
@@ -912,6 +912,13 @@ To proceed with this kernel upgrade, run:
 See <xref linkend="kernel-metapackage"/> for help in determining which flavor
 of kernel package you should install.
+The move of some firmware to separate packages in the non-free archive (see
+<xref linkend="nonfree-firmware"/>) means that it may be necessary to install
+additional firmware packages after upgrading to the new kernel.  Look out for
+warning messages from the kernel install or initramfs generation scripts, and
+make sure the necessary firmware packages are installed.
 <para arch="i386;amd64">
 Users of the <systemitem role="package">grub</systemitem> bootloader should
 make sure that <command>update-grub</command> is run as part of the kernel

Closing this bug, thanks.


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