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pkg/39587: sysutils/iwn-firmware missing, or doc bug in iwn(4)
>Synopsis: sysutils/iwn-firmware missing, or doc bug in iwn(4)
>Arrival-Date: Fri Sep 19 12:35:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Robert Elz
>Release: NetBSD 4.0_STABLE (NetBSD-current, pkgsrc -current as of 4
Prince of Songkla University
System: NetBSD jade.coe.psu.ac.th 4.0_STABLE NetBSD 4.0_STABLE
(JADE-1.696-20080517) #9: Fri May 23 18:55:13 ICT 2008
In NetBSD current, iwn(4) states (amongst other things)
The iwn driver requires the pkgsrc/sysutils/iwn-firmware package to be
installed and loaded for proper functionality.
But there is no pkgsrc/sysutils/iwn-firmware package to install.
RTFM & examine the filesystem.
Workaround is easy, firmware packages are not much more than
fetching the binary and installing it under the correct name
in an appropriate place, so do it all by hand isn't too much
of a problem.
Yet, I'd expect that the man page, and what actually exists
in pkgsrc ought to be made compatible with each other.
That could be done by revising the doc to simply state that
appropriate firmware must be obtained, but better would be
for someone to actually create the package (I could make
an attempt if that would be useful - probably not really
here as it should be pretty easy, and examining my effort
and fixing it would probably be just as much, if not more work)
Intel have what seems to be much newer firmware, with a whole
new numbering scheme for the 3945 and 4965 chipsets.
Does anyone know if those work with the current drivers?
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