Removing linux-firmware from the build

Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddress at
Thu Jul 28 11:44:43 EDT 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> The question is, do any external devices used by our users pull on
> firmware from this directory? Browsing the contents, I doubt it, but I
> thought I'd ask anyway. I may also just remove it from the builds as
> an experiment, see if anything breaks.

Just guessing, but I would think the most commonly used external
devices would be projectors and external storage via USB.  There are
users that have posted about projector issues and they would be
logical candidates to approach for testing of any dependency, which I
don't expect either, but empirical testing is best.

Other external devices would be sensors and robots which are obviously
of growing importance.

Just some thoughts about where to look for issues, not a prediction
that they will occur.


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