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Author: Mark Hindley
To: Alessandro Vesely
CC: devuan developers internal list
Subject: Re: [devuan-dev] Are non-free-firmware changes being ported to Devuan?
On Thu, Mar 02, 2023 at 01:19:56PM +0100, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
> On Thu 02/Mar/2023 12:56:03 +0100 Mark Hindley wrote:
> > Alessandro,
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 02, 2023 at 12:37:54PM +0100, Alessandro Vesely wrote:
> > > (resent from DNG)
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > anyone knows about if/ how this issue is being handled?
> >
> > Amprolla has been merging the new component it since November. You just need to
> > add non-free-firmware to your sources.list and it should work for ceres,
> > daedalus and chimaera-backports.
> I have chimera. I tried adding non-free-firmware to chimaera-backports, but
> got several warnings like:

Debian hasn't added non-free-firmware to stable/bullseye[1], it is theoretically
present in bullseye-backports[2], but it contains no Release file or
binaries[3]. So practically, non-free-firmware is testing/bookworm/daedalus or
unstable/sid/ceres only.

> W: Skipping acquire of configured file 'non-free-firmware/WHAT' as repository 'http://deb.devuan.org/merged chimaera-backports InRelease' doesn't have the component 'non-free-firmware' (component misspelt in sources.list?)
> where WHAT varies in 'binary-i386/Packages', 'binary-amd64/Packages', 'i18n/Translation-en_IE', 'i18n/Translation-en', 'dep11/Components-all.yml', 'dep11/Components-amd64.yml', 'Contents-all', 'Contents-amd64' and 'Contents-i386'
> Should it just be non-free?

Yes, just non-free for chimaera -- you won't be missing anything.


[1] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye/

[2] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye-backports/

[3] http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/bullseye-backports/non-free-firmware/