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FS#52242 - [linux-firmware] missing firmware files

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by kinodont (kinodont) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 20:07 GMT
Last edited by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 22:27 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Testing
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


A lot of firmware files that were included in the previous version (linux-firmware 20161005.9c71af9-1) have gone missing.
They are, however, still included in the upstream git repository (commit 4b9559f).

Missing are for example the whole amdgpu, ath10k, nvidia directories, some iwlwifi files, etc.

Additional info:
* linux-firmware 20161222.4b9559f-1
* files are included in linux-firmware 20161005.9c71af9-1
This task depends upon

Closed by  Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Thursday, 22 December 2016, 22:27 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  linux-firmware-20161222.4b9559f-2
Comment by Gaetan Bisson (vesath) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 20:34 GMT
I'd personally like brcmfmac43602-pcie back. Thanks. :)

And I note that linux-firmware-20161222.4b9559f-1 has 436 less files and is 14 MB lighter than 20161205.91ddce4-1.
Comment by Laurent Carlier (lordheavy) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 21:12 GMT
Tobias broke it? :p
Comment by Christian Sigl (subjectdenied) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 21:27 GMT
as a temporary solution i installed linux-firmware-git from aur, and got wifi on my intel card back
Comment by Daniel Jenssen (Daerandin) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 21:53 GMT
The package in testing is missing a lot of firmware as noted. However, when I rebuild the package from the PKGBUILD in testing I get a fully working package with all the firmware back. The difference in size between the packages is 80Mb. Since I get such a different result from using the same PKGBUILD then perhaps something went wrong during building.
Comment by Frederic Bezies (fredbezies) - Thursday, 22 December 2016, 22:02 GMT
Adding linux-firmware-git instead of linux-firmware doesn't seem to change anything on my intel based laptop. Still stuck on loading initial ramdisk. I installed linux-lts to make my computer really booting.