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Re: Adding firmware to FSD

From: David Hedlund
Subject: Re: Adding firmware to FSD
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 12:37:55 +0200
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On 2021-10-11 11:43, Yuchen Pei wrote:
> Yuchen Pei <> writes:
>> 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?
>> [1]
>> 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:
>> [2]
>> 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
> I just added <>.
I redirected it to
because it will be imported later anyway. Thanks.

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