Re: Intel Microcode updates
(BCC'd to #929073 to avoid dragging the BTS into this thread).
On Tue, 11 Jun 2019, Moritz Mühlenhoff wrote:
> Russell Coker <email@example.com> schrieb:
> > Should it be regarded as a bug in the intel-microcode package that it doesn't
> > have this update that is "easy enough to source"? Or do you mean "easy to get
> > but not licensed for distribution"?
> This is covered by #929073, which links to a PDF by Intel (which documents
> that Intel won't ship an update for your CPU).
I'd like to add that:
We do not, and will not, distribute in non-free's intel-microcode
anything we did not get from Intel (or from someone else who got it from
Intel with permission to redistribute). This ensures all microcode
updates we distribute in non-free are under a license that allows
Note that, as long as there are very good reasons to do so, I am willing
to distribute microcode updates that are no longer being distributed,
since we did receive it with an appropriate license that allows
redistribution in the first place.
Also, one can place whatever microcode updates they got from wherever to
/usr/share/misc/intel-microcode*.bin at their own risk and
responsibility, and the intel-microcode package will attempt to use it.
 as in: "they were being distributed by Intel on the Linux microcode
update package in the past, and for more than one release of Intel's
microcode update package".