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SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: Allow release-specific firmware dir
David Miller wrote:
>> Firmware really _isn't_ version-specific.
>
> Tell that to every Debian and Debian derived system on the planet.
>
> To my knowledge, it is only fedora and possibly one or two other dists
> that put the firmware files in a unary /lib/firmware location, rather
> than a versioned /lib/firmware/$KERNELRELASE one.
[not speaking on behalf of the project, the kernel team or the
respective maintainers]

Apparently and afaik you are misinformed:

$ dpkg -L firmware-bnx2 (or [1])
...
/lib/firmware/bnx2-06-4.0.5.fw
/lib/firmware/bnx2-09-4.0.5.fw
...

$ dpkg -L firmware-iwlwifi (or [2])
...
/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-1.ucode
/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
...

$ dpkg -L firmware-qlogic (or [3])
...
/lib/firmware/ql2100_fw.bin
/lib/firmware/ql2200_fw.bin
/lib/firmware/ql2300_fw.bin
/lib/firmware/ql2322_fw.bin
/lib/firmware/ql2400_fw.bin
/lib/firmware/ql2500_fw.bin
...

etc. for the other firmware packages[4].

Regards,
Faidon

1: http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/firmware-bnx2/filelist
2: http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/firmware-iwlwifi/filelist
3: http://packages.debian.org/sid/all/firmware-qlogic/filelist
4: http://packages.debian.org/firmware


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