On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 03/21/2016 12:06 AM, Chris Murphy wrote:
> On Fedora 23 and 24 Server, I'm seeing the linux-firmware package
> installed, but none of its subpackages. As a consequence, any wifi
> requiring firmware that Fedora supports in the linux-firmware package
> isn't installed. So I'm kinda curious what the point of installing
> linux-firmware is, if none of the firmware is actually being
> installed? And also if this is intentional or a bug?
Erm... there's a ton of firmware installed by linux-firmware. Like
all the GPU firmware, bnx2x firmware, a bunch of other random devices,
and all of the AMD CPU microcode files. I'm not sure why you suggest
no firmware is being installed.
linux-firmware is a strict Requires: of kernel-core, so I suspect
it's on the system. If it's not *actually* required by the kernel, then this
should likely become a soft Requires instead. Also, we carry optional
It's a hard requires.
installable packages on the DVD including the @hardware-support group
includes all of the wifi firmwares. It's just not installed by default, since
the assumption is that Server is most commonly installed on wired ethernet systems.
Right. Most of the existing subpackages of linux-firmware are
actually packages that used to be stand-alone but have been folded in
because their source moved to the upstream linux-firmware git repo.
The majority of those are Intel wireless firmware, but there are a few
others. We won't be creating more though, as they are a real pain to
maintain in one spec.