Re: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir

From: David Woodhouse
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 19:37:16 EST

On Wed, 2008-09-10 at 16:24 -0700, David Miller wrote:
> From: David Woodhouse <dwmw2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 16:15:11 -0700
> > It's definitely not something we should be doing upstream though.
> So you think it's ok that every Debian user has to learn this
> magic incantation just to use current kernels?

They don't. Debian uses firmware from /lib/firmware if it doesn't exist
in /lib/firmware/$(version) -- so they can install to the normal
location quite happily, and it should work just fine.

David Woodhouse Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse@xxxxxxxxx Intel Corporation

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