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Bug#461924: 461924: iwlwifi fixed upstream

On Sun, 2008-04-06 at 14:12 +0200, maximilian attems wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 05, 2008 at 08:54:04PM -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > Or so they say.  Is just following the upstream instructions at
> > linuxwireless.org likely to work?  Will it mess up things done "the
> > debian way"?
> > 
> > The other complication is that it sounds as if the fix is to the driver,
> > not the firmware.  The tarball doesn't appear to have any firmware in
> > it.  They say the 2.6.25 kerrnel will include the fixes, with
> > linuxwireless.org having stuff for earlier versions.
> we provide since long 2.6.25 images just read the DebianKernel
> debian wiki page for trunk apt line.
Thanks for the tip.  For those following, it's

According to the upstream (intel wifi) bug, 2.6.25 rc5 has the fix; rc3
didn't.  rc5 is what's current from DebianKernel.

I have mixed feelings about using the bleeding edge; I notice some
kernels have been held out of testing for quite awhile, apparently
because of significant problems.

I don't quite know how the packaging works, but I assume
http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/ and other docs referenced on
the wiki page explain it.

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