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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: linux-firmware savedconfig: what is config file syntax? Reply with quote

In response to portage message:
Code:
: - sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode-228.61.2.24::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
: /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask:
: # Rick Farina <zerochaos@gentoo.org> (15 Feb 2013)
: # these firmware packages have been merged into the sys-kernel/linux-firmware
: # package. USE=savedconfig can be used to limit the firmware which gets installed.
: # removal on 18 March 2013

Remove sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode-228.61.2.24, attempt to emerge linux-firmware:
Code:
: [ebuild  N     ] sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113  USE="-savedconfig" 18,155 kB
: [blocks B      ] sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode ("sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode" is blocking sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113)
: [blocks B      ] sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode ("sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode" is blocking sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113)
: [blocks B      ] sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode ("sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode" is blocking sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113)
: [blocks B      ] sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode ("sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode" is blocking sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113)
: Total: 1 package (1 new), Size of downloads: 18,155 kB
: Conflict: 4 blocks (4 unsatisfied)
:
:  * Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
:  * installed at the same time on the same system.
:
:   (sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode-39.31.5.1::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
:     sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode required by @selected
:
:   (sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode-9.221.4.1::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
:     sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode required by @selected
:
:   (sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
:     linux-firmware
:
:   (sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode-228.61.2.24::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
:     sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode required by @selected
:
:   (sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode-41.28.5.1::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
:     sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode required by @selected

Add linux-firmware savedconfig entry to portage package.use Go ahead with attempt:
Code:
:  Failed to install sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113, Log file:
:   '/var/tmp/portage/sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113/temp/build.log'
: Messages for package sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113:
: No saved config to restore - please remove USE=savedconfig or
: provide a configuration file in //etc/portage/savedconfig/sys-kernel/linux-firmware
: Your config file(s) will not be used this time
: Your configuration for sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113 has been saved in
: /etc/portage/savedconfig/sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113 for your editing pleasure.
: You can edit these files by hand and remerge this package with
: USE=savedconfig to customise the configuration.
: You can rename this file/directory to one of the following for
: its configuration to apply to multiple versions:
: ${PORTAGE_CONFIGROOT}/etc/portage/savedconfig/
: [${CTARGET}|${CHOST}|""]/${CATEGORY}/[${PF}|${P}|${PN}]
:
: package sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113 NOT merged
:
: Detected file collision(s):
:
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
:      /lib/firmware/whiteheat_loader.fw
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
:      /lib/firmware/whiteheat.fw
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
:      /lib/firmware/korg/k1212.dsp
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV710_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R420_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV620_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV670_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV635_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RS780_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV770_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV620_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R600_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV610_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RS690_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV670_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RS600_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV730_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV770_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV630_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV630_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RS780_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R600_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R520_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV730_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R200_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV710_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R300_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV635_me.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/RV610_pfp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/radeon/R100_cp.bin
:      /lib/firmware/ess/maestro3_assp_minisrc.fw
:      /lib/firmware/ess/maestro3_assp_kernel.fw
:      /lib/firmware/yamaha/ds1_ctrl.fw
:      /lib/firmware/yamaha/ds1_dsp.fw
:      /lib/firmware/yamaha/ds1e_ctrl.fw
:      /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-rv2p-06-6.0.15.fw
:      /lib/firmware/bnx2/bnx2-rv2p-09ax-5.0.0.j3.fw
:      /lib/firmware/cis/COMpad2.cis
:      /lib/firmware/cis/SW_555_SER.cis
:      /lib/firmware/kaweth/new_code_fix.bin
:      /lib/firmware/kaweth/trigger_code_fix.bin
:      /lib/firmware/kaweth/new_code.bin
:      /lib/firmware/kaweth/trigger_code.bin
:      /lib/firmware/matrox/g400_warp.fw
:      /lib/firmware/matrox/g200_warp.fw
:      /lib/firmware/r128/r128_cce.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/t3b_psram-1.1.0.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/t3fw-7.1.0.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/ael2020_twx_edc.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/ael2005_twx_edc.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/t3fw-7.4.0.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/ael2005_opt_edc.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/t3c_psram-1.1.0.bin
:      /lib/firmware/cxgb3/t3fw-7.10.0.bin
:      /lib/firmware/ositech/Xilinx7OD.bin
:      /lib/firmware/ttusb-budget/dspbootcode.bin
:
: Searching all installed packages for file collisions...
:
: sys-firmware/iwl4965-ucode-228.61.2.24:1::gentoo
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode
:
: sys-firmware/iwl1000-ucode-39.31.5.1:0::gentoo
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-1000-5.ucode
:
: sys-firmware/iwl6000-ucode-9.221.4.1:0::gentoo
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6000-4.ucode
:
: sys-firmware/iwl6050-ucode-41.28.5.1:0::gentoo
:      /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-6050-5.ucode
:
: Package 'sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113' NOT merged due to file
: collisions. If necessary, refer to your elog messages for the whole
: content of the above message.

Contrary to the message output, there is no file at /etc/portage/savedconfig/sys-kernel/linux-firmware-20130113 .

So what syntax is supposed to go in that config file, and what is the generic (not 20130113 versioned) name and path it must use?

I do need isl49465 firmware. I don't have any other firmware requirements that I am aware of on this Lenovo Thinkpad x201.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In case it is of help: How to install the linux-firmware package in Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Fitzcarraldo, that's helpful, and I think I got it set up correctly now.

Now, my next question (for someone) is: Why is the savedconfig file named with the date/version of linux-firmware included in it? Does this mean that when that package is updated and the date changes, the next time I upgrade the package, the savedconfig file will be ignored and I'll unknowingly install the entire set of linux firmware (until I accidentally discover the mistake much later)??

I experimented by changing the name of the config file to just "linux-firmware", but it was apparently ignored by portage. This whole thing is astoundingly poorly documented, even for Gentoo :roll:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punchcutter wrote:
Why is the savedconfig file named with the date/version of linux-firmware included in it? Does this mean that when that package is updated and the date changes, the next time I upgrade the package, the savedconfig file will be ignored and I'll unknowingly install the entire set of linux firmware (until I accidentally discover the mistake much later)??

Yes, it does mean that. I suppose the file name contains the date/version because the list of the devices for which firmware is included in each version of the linux-firmware package can change, so the savedconfig file has to be tied to the version of the linux-firmware package.
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