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Re: bcm5700 source package...

On Sun, Jul 24, 2005 at 06:21:31PM -0600, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas wrote:
> ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/unstable/non-free/binary-hurd-i386/Packages
> the package:  bcm5700-source.  As I have the following ethernet device:
> Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5702X Gigabit Ethernet
> I got interested by this source.  However I believe this available
> source is only for compilation, and can not be attached to the mach
> kernel right?  

That package is an Architecture: all package, i.e. it only contains
binary-independent data (probably source code in this case).  Due to the
nature of Debian, all Arch: all packages appear in the hurd-i386
Packages file, even though they might not be Hurd-specific, as is the
case here.

Whether that module source will work with GNU Mach is doubtful, as the
glue code is for 2.0-compatible drivers, you will need to research the
nature of that driver.  Note that it is non-free, though, so you are
probably on your own here.



Michael Banck
Debian Developer

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