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Re: Possible noteworthy packages

Hi Luca!

On Tue, 25 Sep 2012, Luca Capello wrote:

> 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 ;-)

Sure.  BTW, I just got a grave bug on intel-microcode, so it is best to hold
any announcements of the packages until I figure out what whet wrong.


  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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