On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 12:44 PM Alexander Tsoy <alexan...@tsoy.me> wrote:
>
> 7 февраля 2020 г. 22:50:13 GMT+03:00, Matt Turner <matts...@gentoo.org> пишет:
> >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 :)
>
> USE=savedconfig is very inconvinient, especially for a package that can 
> introduce new firmware files for the same hardware. Adding support for masks 
> would improve that a bit.

Agreed. Mask/wildcard support would solve that problem well.

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