Subject: Re: Handling firmware versions
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/18/2007 14:58:01
On Jul 18, 2007, at 12:33 PM, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 09:31:03PM +0200, Quentin Garnier wrote:
>> The way we handle firmwares in pkgsrc is just wrong.  We should have
>> only one package, that installs all the versions the kernel could
>> possibly ask for (which means the kernel asks for a specific  
>> version).
> Keep in mind that the firmware images are not only used by NetBSD.
> Please carefully consider this before changing any policy...

Sure, but the package on NetBSD could always do the Right Thing.

> Joerg

-- thorpej