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Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

Is there some reason we don't have a iwl5150-firmware package? Or
that /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-5150-2.ucode isn't included in
iwl5000-firmware?

Just asking because I was helping someone on #fedora get their Intel
5150ABN working, and it seems that this missing firmware was the reason
it wasn't. The firmware is available from
<a href="http://intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi&amp;n=downloads" title="http://intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi&amp;n=downloads">http://intellinuxwireless.org/?p=iwlwifi&amp;n=downloads</a>.

Jonathan

Comments

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By Jonathan Dieter at 01/28/2010 - 15:48

Just a heads up that iwl5150-firmware has been reviewed at
<a href="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=558550" title="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=558550">https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=558550</a> and built for F11,
F12 and Rawhide. Thanks John for putting the package together so
quickly after my initial request!

Jonathan

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By John W. Linville at 01/28/2010 - 15:58

Heh...sorry for not realizing we needed it prior to that... :-)

John

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By drago01 at 01/24/2010 - 15:26

Seems like indeed nobody packaged it yet.

Maybe John wants to add it to the iwl5000-firmware package so you
should ask him (cc'ed) first before actually submitting a package.

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By Arjan van de Ven at 01/24/2010 - 19:18

On Sun, 24 Jan 2010 20:26:10 +0100

why wouldn't this be part of the linux-firmware general "all firmware"
package instead?

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By Tom "spot" Callaway at 01/28/2010 - 13:54

* Because the kitchen-sink approach to packaging isn't a good one
* Because at some point, in a utopian future, we'd like to be able to
replace the binary firmware chunks with free-licensed bits
* Because we don't want to force everyone to update everytime one piece
of firmware updates

Take your pick.

~spot

Re: Missing iwl5150-firmware package?

By drago01 at 01/25/2010 - 05:17

Yeah we should move all of them into linux-firmware and make
linux-firmware obsolete the separate firmware packages; but this
should be done upstream.