atmel-firmware (and bcm2303-firmware)

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Wed Jan 18 15:17:04 GMT 2006

On Sun, 15 Jan 2006, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Jan 2006, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> > I assume that all firmware needed are in the 'restricted-modules' package,
> Over the weekend I also uploaded a new package called 'bcm2303-firmware'
> The two files inside this would be a candidate for moving into
> 'linux-restricted-modules' too.

I just tried patching 'linux-restricted-modules' to add in the 'bcm2033'
firmware, the process seems a little extreme and requires 'debian/rules'
updating in about 8 different locations.

I also noticed that everything else in the package (except for 'acx/*') is
dependant on particular matching a particular version of the kernel and
requires rebuilding each time to ensure a match.

I'm therefore wondering if the Broadcom firmware would be more suited to
staying in a separate package that does not get rev'ed with the main

It is a similar case to the 'ipw2200' firmware which currently lives
directly in 'linux-image-*';  however it differs in that the firmware is not
a /dependancy/ of the driver;  other versions of the hardware already have
the firmware onboard.

Adam, can you provide some guidance on which of the following
four would be most preferable home:


Many Thanks,

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