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Re: Improving firmware reporting

On Sun, 2016-05-22 at 19:26 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> [ Note: I've added d-l-e to the loop since people there might have some
>   insight about the prompt update I'm proposing. ]
> Hi,
> An email earlier today reminded me of this old topic: it would be nice
> if hw-detect would point us to the right firmware package(s) instead of
> letting D-I only report the list of missing firmware files.
> I've modified hw-detect to make it possible to build (and update) such
> a mapping:
>     ${firmware_filename} ${firmware_package} ${section}

That information already exists in DEP-11 metadata that APT will
download for us.

> which is going to be shipped as usr/share/hw-detect/firmware-map in
> the hw-detect binary.
> Like choose-mirror, this file is generated outside of the source and
> binary builds (since it needs network access), and will need updating
> from time to time (ideally once before every release, but I'll probably
> add a cron job on d-i.debian.org to get notifications).

Please use the existing index which will stay up-to-date.


Ben Hutchings
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