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Re: rpms/firmware-addon-dell/EL-4 .cvsignore, 1.2, 1.3 firmware-addon-dell.spec, 1.1, 1.2 sources, 1.2, 1.3



On Mon, Apr 02, 2007 at 04:22:04PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Michael E Brown wrote :
> 
> > > > On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 11:43:58 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > > > I just realized that I got bitten by this too! The ipw*firmware
> > > > > packages I maintain have :
> > > > > 
> > > > > BuildArch: noarch
> > > > > # This is so that the noarch packages only appears for these archs
> > > > > ExclusiveArch: noarch i386 x86_64
> > > > > 
> > > > > And I thought that the buildsystem would get things right, but it seems
> > > > > like it doesn't since I just saw that they were available for ppc.
> > > > > Maybe it's just a matter of fixing the push script so that it checks
> > > > > the exclusivearchs before it checks if the package is noarch (just a
> > > > > wild guess).
> > 
> > The ipw2200 is a mini-pci card. Doesnt the firmware run *on* the card?
> > In that case, is it truly arch-specific?
> 
> Are you saying that it could be found in e.g. ppc hardware? In that
> case, then the current packages, although containing one wrong line in
> their spec file, are available for the right archs (all) :-)

Since it is a minipci card, I would think that you could put it in an
old ppc-based mac notebook (assuming they have minipci slots). Or one of
those fancy sparc notebooks (again, assuming minipci slots).

Or, somebody could use a converter to slot the minipci card into a
regular pci slot on a ppc/otherarch machine. These guys:
http://www.costronic.com/Ev09mp.htm appear to sell what would be
necessary to do this.

I would assume that ipw2200-firmware would be cross platform, but then
again, I could be mistaken. Depends on what the firmware does. If it
just runs on the processor inside the card, then it should be. If it has
any host-executable code, probably not.
--
Michael


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