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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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