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    SubjectRe: [GIT *] Allow request_firmware() to be satisfied from in-kernel, use it in more drivers.
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    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.


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