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    SubjectRe: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied from in-kernel, use it in more drivers.
    On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 18:36:56 +0200
    Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:

    > On Tuesday 15 July 2008, you wrote:
    > > > You release 2.6.27-rc2 and I build it. Ouch! It fails to install,
    > > > at least if I want to install it _alongside_ 2.6.27-rc1 or other
    > > > kernels (which I do!). Why does it fail? Because dpkg's package
    > > > management does not allow one package to overwrite files already
    > > > "owned" by another package.
    > >
    > > question: how do you deal with this with the dozens of drivers that
    > > use request_firmware() even before yesterday ?
    > > the answer is critical in how to deal with this "new" situation as
    > > well ;-)
    >
    > For Debian packages that's in the part of the mail you snipped.
    >
    > The simple answer for my current use of dep-pkg is: I don't _have_
    > any hardware that requires firmware that's split out with current
    > kernels.

    ... and do you have any with current -git ?


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