On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 04:22:04PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
Michael E Brown wrote :
> > > On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:43:58 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > > I just realized that I got bitten by this too! The ipw*firmware
> > > > packages I maintain have :
> > > >
> > > > BuildArch: noarch
> > > > # This is so that the noarch packages only appears for these archs
> > > > ExclusiveArch: noarch i386 x86_64
> > > >
> > > > And I thought that the buildsystem would get things right, but it
> > > > like it doesn't since I just saw that they were available for
> > > > Maybe it's just a matter of fixing the push script so that it
> > > > the exclusivearchs before it checks if the package is noarch (just a
> > > > wild guess).
> The ipw2200 is a mini-pci card. Doesnt the firmware run *on* the card?
> In that case, is it truly arch-specific?
Are you saying that it could be found in e.g. ppc hardware? In that
case, then the current packages, although containing one wrong line in
their spec file, are available for the right archs (all) :-)
Since it is a minipci card, I would think that you could put it in an
old ppc-based mac notebook (assuming they have minipci slots). Or one of
those fancy sparc notebooks (again, assuming minipci slots).
Or, somebody could use a converter to slot the minipci card into a
regular pci slot on a ppc/otherarch machine. These guys:
appear to sell what would be
necessary to do this.
I would assume that ipw2200-firmware would be cross platform, but then
again, I could be mistaken. Depends on what the firmware does. If it
just runs on the processor inside the card, then it should be. If it has
any host-executable code, probably not.