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FS#72559 - [linux-firmware] Split package into smaller packages

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Vuk Mirovic (wooque) - Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 14:48 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 20 January 2022, 06:01 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Laurent Carlier (lordheavy)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 9
Private No



Current package is quite big - 715MB and contains lot of big firmware blobs for hardware that is I'd say not that common (netronome firmware is like 100MB, there are also mellanox, qcom, that are also about 40-50MB each).
So I would like to propose that current package is split into smaller chunks like `linux-firmware` and `linux-firmware-extra` which would contain extra firmware for not so common hardware, or maybe split bigger firmware to separate packages, like `linux-firmware-netronome`, etc.

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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Thursday, 20 January 2022, 06:01 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 22:12 GMT
Version 20220119.0c6a7b3-2 in testing repo has been split. Give it a try.
Comment by Vuk Mirovic (wooque) - Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 23:22 GMT
Works great. Everything still works - wifi, bluetooth and graphics and it saved ~600MB of space.
Kudos to you.