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Old 10-15-2012, 10:04 PM
Christoph Egger
 
Default Bug#690591: ITP: kfreebsd-firmware-nonfree -- Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Christoph Egger <christoph@debian.org>

* Package name : kfreebsd-9-firmware-nonfree
Version : 9.0
Upstream Author : FreeBSD
* URL : http://www.freebsd.org/
* License : multiple, nonfree
Programming Lang: blobs, C
Description : Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel

Firmware modules shipped by FreeBSD but stripped from the Debian
package due to their non-free nature


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Old 10-15-2012, 10:48 PM
Christoph Egger
 
Default Bug#690591: ITP: kfreebsd-firmware-nonfree -- Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel

Hi!

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> writes:
> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 00:04 +0200, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> Package: wnpp
>> Severity: wishlist
>> Owner: Christoph Egger <christoph@debian.org>
>>
>> * Package name : kfreebsd-9-firmware-nonfree
>> Version : 9.0
>> Upstream Author : FreeBSD
>> * URL : http://www.freebsd.org/
>> * License : multiple, nonfree
>> Programming Lang: blobs, C
>> Description : Nonfree firmware modules for kfreebsd kernel
>>
>> Firmware modules shipped by FreeBSD but stripped from the Debian
>> package due to their non-free nature
>
> Are these significantly different from the set of blobs included in
> firmware-nonfree? Or do they need to be installed with different
> filenames?

Currently the only way freebsd really supports firmware loading is
through kernel modules. SO the current idea is more like bundling some
of these firmware modules in a package and build them separately from
the ``normal' freebsd tree. If we get real firmware loading into the
FreeBSD kernel the linux firmware files might become usefull but this
seems to be a OK solution to get hardware running.

Regards

Christoph


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