[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Adding firmware to FSD

From: Yuchen Pei
Subject: Re: Adding firmware to FSD
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 20:23:04 +1100
User-agent: mu4e 1.4.13; emacs 27.2

David Hedlund <> writes:

It seems that there are two packages available for the ath9k_htc is a Linux kernel driver (I linked to both above): "Firmware is required,
which can be provided by installing the firmware-atheros
<> package. Open firmware <> for this driver is
also available in the firmware-ath9k-htc
<> package starting from
Buster. " - is the
source package used to build

Thanks. A problem with using the debian name is other distros may use different names. For example the guix package of the same firmware is called ath9k-htc-firmware[1]. This is why I think using the "official" name is better. Perhaps there's a way in an FSD entry to map a piece of software to corresponding packages in various distros?


Not sure if this has been discussed before, but regarding John's remark, this firmware, together with many others are in the linux-firmware repo[2], which seems to be not part of the kernel, so perhaps it makes sense to add it to FSD:


BTW, I'm not sure if the email address is still used by anyone. If you feel like a message is relevant to h-node, please cc instead. That is the mailing list we are using for and h-source (the server application of


PGP Key: 47F9 D050 1E11 8879 9040  4941 2126 7E93 EF86 DFD0

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]