[Buildroot] [PATCH v2 1/2] linux: install firmware to staging.

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Jul 10 07:11:45 UTC 2013

Dear Spenser Gilliland,

On Tue,  9 Jul 2013 12:39:54 -0500, Spenser Gilliland wrote:
> Install firmware to staging when the hidden option
> BR2_LINUX_KERNEL_INSTALL_FIRMWARE is selected.  This allows parts of the
> firmware provided by the linux kernel to be installed in the target.
> Signed-off-by: Spenser Gilliland <spenser at gillilanding.com>
> Cc: Peter Korsgaard <jacmet at uclibc.org>
> Cc: Yann E. Morin <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
> Cc: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>

As discussed on IRC, I'm not really happy with the idea that one
package (linux) installs things in staging, and then another package
(beagle-capes) takes what the linux package has installed in staging,
and copies it to the target. Normally, it's the responsibility of a
given to package to install its stuff to the final destination.
Possibly with sub-options in this package to find out what should
actually be installed.

So normally, the situation you have should be solved with a Linux
Kernel package sub-option to select the list of in-kernel firmwares to

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons
Kernel, drivers, real-time and embedded Linux
development, consulting, training and support.

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