On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 12:03 PM Michael 'veremitz' Everitt
<gen...@veremit.xyz> wrote:
>
> On 07/02/20 19:50, Matt Turner wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:39 AM Ulrich Mueller <u...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> >>>>>>> On Fri, 07 Feb 2020, Matt Turner wrote:
> >>> On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 9:10 AM Mike Pagano <mpag...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> >>>> # Mike Pagano <mpag...@gentoo.org> (2020-02-07)
> >>>> # The standalone ebuild for this driver is made
> >>>> # unnecessary as it is included in the package:
> >>>> # sys-kernel/linux-firmware
> >>>> sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode
> >>> How about all the others as well?
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl3160-7260-bt-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl3160-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl6005-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl6030-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl7260-ucode
> >>> sys-firmware/iwl8000-ucode
> >> I had asked the same question back in November, but an argument against
> >> it was that sys-kernel/linux-firmware is quite a monster. In the default
> >> configuration, its installation footprint is 515 MiB.
> > Oh yeah. The thread where the person arguing for keeping them didn't
> > know about USE=savedconfig :)
> >
> You still have to install the full 515MiB before you can apply savedconfig,
> unless you already know the list of firmwares included, and create the file
> in advance. For some systems (esp. storage constrained) that's not a very
> good option ...

Even that's not true. Just look at the git repo.

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