Package: qemu-system
Version: 1:3.1+dfsg-2+b1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The default nic model for qemu is e1000e, which, in uefi mode, requires an 

The ipxe package, however, does not contain this rom.

Apparently, this is because the ipxe maintainer didn't mmanage to compile
it, so it was decided to leave it out.

If this is correct, maybe you could consider patching qemu to not use
e1000e as the default nic in Debian, but maybe the older e1000, for which
an efi rom is provided?

This would mean most uses that depend on the "default nic" to continue
to work.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.6
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable-debug'), (500, 'testing-debug'), 
(500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 
'testing'), (1, 'experimental-debug'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386, x32

Kernel: Linux 4.18.20-041820-generic (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=C (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages qemu-system depends on:
ii  qemu-system-arm    1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u5
ii  qemu-system-mips   1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u5
ii  qemu-system-misc   1:3.1+dfsg-2+b1
ii  qemu-system-ppc    1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u5
ii  qemu-system-sparc  1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u5
ii  qemu-system-x86    1:3.1+dfsg-2+b1

qemu-system recommends no packages.

qemu-system suggests no packages.

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