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Re: alsa-firmware in firmware-linux-non-free package

On Mon, 2010-10-18 at 23:43 +0200, Jaromír Mikeš wrote:
> Sorry for double posting I forgot CC pkg-alsa-devel mailing list
> Hi,
> I recently started discussion on pkg-alsa-devel mailing list that it would be
> nice have alsa-firmware package in Debian like other distro have (Ubuntu,
> 64Studio, Fedora, Arch linux).
> ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/firmware/alsa-firmware-1.0.23.tar.bz2
> This package bringing bunch of firmware for professional sound cards like RME's
> multiface and digiface
> and many others. (emu, digigram, echoaudio etc.)
> These firmwares are loaded by programs like hdsploader, vxloader and others
> which are part of alsa-firmware-loaders package, which is already in debian.
> In discussion was noted that the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 has merged alsa-firmware
> into linux-firmware.
> The question is, Should be alsa-firmware shipped in same way in Debian?
> http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=cndougla/linux-firmware.git;a=log;h=maverick
> Thank you for your comments/suggestions

Debian's firmware-linux-nonfree is specifically for firmware images that
used to be embedded in drivers in our kernel image packages.  We
generate a number of other binary packages from its source package,
firmware-nonfree, and could add one or more containing the sound card

However I think these firmware images should be added to the
linux-firmware.git repository first, as that is the 'upstream' used as a
base for most distributions that provide firmware packages.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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