On 16/11/19 16:59, Matt Turner wrote: > On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 1:06 AM Jaco Kroon <j...@uls.co.za> wrote: >> Hi, >> >> On 2019/11/15 21:35, Matt Turner wrote: >>> On Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 2:20 AM Ulrich Mueller <u...@gentoo.org> wrote: >>>> The package is somewhat redundant, because sys-kernel/linux-firmware >>>> installs the same files. (Same for all other sys-firmware/iwl*-ucode >>>> packages.) >>> Should last-rite all of them, IMO. >>> >> I both agree and disagree with this. It's the simpler solution and >> therefore I agree. >> >> I disagree because in some cases I really only want specific firmware >> for specific sets of hardware (especially where space constraints are an >> issue, read: embedded type systems). >> >> The current linux-firmware package is getting quite big in terms of install. > USE=savedconfig allows you to choose exactly which files to install :) > I've never found a good way (yet...) to figure out how to write a fresh new 'savedconfig' if you haven't ever previously emerged the package in question. Does anyone have a good method for this, that doesn't require unpacking the whole nine yards (Megs, Gigs...) first?
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