Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Jan 28 17:54:26 UTC 2010

On 01/24/2010 06:18 PM, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 20:26:10 +0100
> drago01 <drago01 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 7:44 PM, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Is there some reason we don't have a iwl5150-firmware package?  Or
>>> that /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode isn't included in
>>> iwl5000-firmware?
>>> Just asking because I was helping someone on #fedora get their Intel
>>> 5150ABN working, and it seems that this missing firmware was the
>>> reason it wasn't.  The firmware is available from
>>> http://intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi&n=downloads.
>> Seems like indeed nobody packaged it yet.
>> Maybe John wants to add it to the iwl5000-firmware package so you
>> should ask him (cc'ed) first before actually submitting a package.
> why wouldn't this be part of the linux-firmware general "all firmware"
> package instead?

* Because the kitchen-sink approach to packaging isn't a good one
* Because at some point, in a utopian future, we'd like to be able to
replace the binary firmware chunks with free-licensed bits
* Because we don't want to force everyone to update everytime one piece
of firmware updates

Take your pick.


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