[pkg-fso-maint] [Debian] Kernel package contains binary blobs
morlac at morlac.de
Fri Mar 13 11:49:36 UTC 2009
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Am 13.03.2009 um 11:53 schrieb Luca Capello:
> Hi there!
> Please continue this discussion on the pkg-fso-maint@ mailing list, I
> set R-T and M-F-T accordingly. I cc:ed the smartphones-userland@
> mailing list to let people know about this issue, but it is a mere
> Debian packaging one.
> I have a very strong opinion about binary blobs, thus they must be
> removed from the kernel package and if they are really needed for
> *basic* usage (GSM, GPS and WiFi), we should provide them in separate
> packages, e.g. the firmware-iwlwifi one.
> I do not have the time nor the willing to do the research mentioned
> above, thus I would be glad if anyone other would provide comments
> and/or suggestions.
> Please do not propose any solution which implies conflicts with
> kernel packages: this is a no-op, since this is not how the kernel
> packages in Debian main are managed.
> FYI, I anyway uploaded the 2.6.29 kernel package to the pkg-fso
> repository, because it should fix some nasty bugs and various people
> asked for it. Please do not advise for it, it should be tested before
> going into the public (the pkg-fso repository still provides the
> kernel package).
i just tested the current .29 kernel available at pkg-fso repo and
for now i will
revert back to .28 because .29 seems not to detect installed battery
properly as .28
christian (morlac) adams
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