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Re: Possible noteworthy packages

Hi there!

On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:04:13 +0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Sep 2012, Luca Capello wrote:
>> On Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:11:54 +0200, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>> > amd64-microcode: Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs    (non-free)
>> > intel-microcode: Processor microcode data file for Intel CPUs (non-free)
>> > iucode-tool: Intel processor microcode tool                   (contrib)
>> ...I find a bit strange that we have firmware-*, fonts-*, etc. packages
>> but in this case it is the other way around and not microcode-*.  Is
>> there any specific reason for this?
> Yes, about 10 years of precedence due to "intel-microcode" (yes, it is that
> old, and yet most people still don't know it exists...)
> The firmware-* packages actually have some assumptions on how they operate
> and interact with the installer, which the *-microcode packages do not
> follow (and might not be able to follow in some cases).
> This is likely to be addressed post-Wheezy, but it is a bit more involved
> than just renaming the packages.

Thank you for the explanation, I really appreciate.  And also thank you
for having left a possibility for the switch ;-)

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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