[lfs-book] [LFS Trac] #3771: Add a discussion of firmware updates

LFS Trac trac at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Apr 3 15:01:15 PDT 2015

#3771: Add a discussion of firmware updates
 Reporter:  ken@…   |       Owner:  ken@…
     Type:  task    |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  7.8
Component:  Book    |     Version:  SVN
 Severity:  normal  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by ken@…):

 Working through what I've got, and checking details - at the moment the
 BLFS Xorg ATI driver links to Alex Deuchar's freedesktop page but the
 firmware is now in linux-firmware (and some has been updated compared to
 Alex's page, BLFS ticket 6364)

 I still need to sort out the best way to get the intel stuff, then I'll
 put up a view of how to handle this.

 I did wonder if we ought to do like the distros, and create our own
 tarball from linux-firmware browser link
 firmware.git/] because that is a bit hard to navigate the first time.

 But I pulled linux firmware yesterday, and after copying the files (cp -a
 * dest/), and catting git log into another file (to get rid of the
 voluminous .git files) the resulting .tar.xz was still 30MB which is quite
 a lot to host, and we would then have to identify that the tree had been

 So, at the moment I suggest pointing to cgit, with a note that users can
 use git (link to BLFS) to clone that if they find it easier.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ticket/3771#comment:2>
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