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Re: Building vanilla kernel .debs

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 07:30:47AM +0000, David Woodhouse wrote:
> That's intentional. There is no need for it -- the firmware should live
> in /lib/firmware.
> If there are incompatible versions of firmware, then they'll have a
> different filename and can co-exist.

This is, however, a challenge for the packaging system. With the
current scheme, I cannot have the firmware package for kernel 2.6.x
installed while the firmware package for kernel 2.6.y is installed.

If we had this scheme in the past, having a fallback kernel would have
been hard or impossible during firmware transitions, which for example
the ipw2x00 drivers have gone through multiple times.

Please rethink this intention.


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