Re: install conflict about /lib/firmware

From: Harald Dunkel
Date: Wed Oct 22 2008 - 15:35:45 EST

Michael Tokarev wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be more consistent to put the firmware files in a
>> kernel specific directory, e.g. in /lib/firmware/ or
>> /lib/modules/ ?
> No, because the firmware is not kernel-dependent, but device-dependent.
> It were deliberate choice.

This is not about some api incompatibility, but about a packaging
conflict. Even if each firmware file is kernel-independent, the
list of files is not. If I build and install *.rpm or *.deb files
for a new kernel version (probably with a changed set of modules),
then there is a high chance that the new package for /lib/\
firmware provides a new list of files, not suitable for another



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