install conflict about /lib/firmware

From: Harald Dunkel
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 14:48:34 EST

Hi folks,

Seems that there is an installation conflict about
/lib/firmware/ess/maestro3_assp_kernel.fw (and probably
others) between 2.6.27 and Using dpkg I get

Unpacking raw-kernel- (from .../raw-kernel- ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/raw-kernel- (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/lib/firmware/ess/maestro3_assp_kernel.fw', which is also in package raw-kernel-2.6.27
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install. Trying to recover:

Probably other package managers get a similar problem.

Wouldn't it be more consistent to put the firmware files in a
kernel specific directory, e.g. in /lib/firmware/ or
/lib/modules/ ?



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