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Bug#774232: recommend using a wired connexion

On 2015-01-05 15:52:23, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Du, 04 ian 15, 12:25:49, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
>> Maybe I'm confusing the jessie upgrade with the wheezy one, but i was
>> under the impression that a major upgrade may drop some
>> license-encumbred firmare that may eventually disable the wifi card
>> during the upgrade...
> If a package is dropped from Debian's repositories it isn't removed from 
> the user's system unless some other package has a Conflicts or Breaks 
> against it, which wouldn't make much sense for a firmware package.

Yeah, i didn't mean a package as much as a specific firmware within a

> On the other hand for an upgrade done locally the network connection is 
> needed only during the package download phase. If the upgrade is remote 
> the issue wouldn't be restricted to wireless connections as some 
> ethernet chipsets also require firmware.
> There might however be an issue with remote upgrades over wireless 
> connections handled by Network Manager as it still reinitializes the 
> connection on service restart, so doing a remote upgrade over wireless 
> could under specific circumstances lead to problems.

That. Exactly. :) I would be terrified of doing a remote upgrade over
wifi, and that's probably because I know a little more what I am doing
than the average Debian user - so I think it makes sense to warn against
that particular foot-shooting device.


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