Unretiring cx18-firmware, if anyone else still wants it in the distro

Josh Boyer jwboyer at fedoraproject.org
Wed Mar 18 17:56:07 UTC 2015

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 1:34 PM, Simon Farnsworth <simon at farnz.org.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've got the misfortune of maintaining a small number of systems that use
> the cx18 driver for their HVR-1600 cards; I'm just in the process of
> bringing these systems up to Fedora 21, and have discovered that
> cx18-firmware was retired.
> As I'm going to have to maintain the package for work purposes, I'm
> volunteering to maintain it in Fedora for F21 and later. If anyone's
> interested in having it available in Fedora, the review request is at:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1203379

These files are included in the upstream linux-firmware git repo.

[jwboyer at lando linux-firmware]$ git log v4l-cx23418-*
commit a699eb6997f21d4fc88526754824e90417749db6
Author: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at redhat.com>
Date:   Fri Apr 3 07:33:20 2009 -0300

    Add firmwares for three Conexant chipsets for cx18, cx23885 and cx23840

    Add firmwares for those V4L/DVB devices:
        CX23418 PCI Broadcast A/V with MPEG encoder
        CX25843 sideport Broadcast A/V decoder
        CX23885 PCI Express Broadcast A/V decoder

    Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab at redhat.com>

It would probably make a lot more sense just to get them included in
the Fedora linux-firmware package.


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