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Bug 688316

Summary: sys-kernel/linux-firmware installs into /lib64/firmware instead of /lib/firmware
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Myk Taylor <myk002>
Component: ProfilesAssignee: Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn <chithanh>
Status: RESOLVED NEEDINFO    
Severity: normal CC: grknight, kernel, pacho, zerochaos
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Bug Blocks: 506276    

Description Myk Taylor 2019-06-18 19:32:02 UTC
The directory that sys-kernel/linux-firmware installs into has changed from /lib64/firmware to /lib/firmware. We should add a note to the documentation to warn users that use external firmware to build their kernels to change

CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib64/firmware"
  to
CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware"

in their kernel configs
Comment 1 Brian Evans Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2019-06-18 19:34:20 UTC
(In reply to Myk Taylor from comment #0)
> The directory that sys-kernel/linux-firmware installs into has changed from
> /lib64/firmware to /lib/firmware. We should add a note to the documentation
> to warn users that use external firmware to build their kernels to change
> 
> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib64/firmware"
>   to
> CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware"
> 
> in their kernel configs

Show me the documentation where that exists and I will fix it.  All users should have always used /lib/firmware even when it was a symlink.
Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2019-06-19 07:09:08 UTC
I cannot find any reference to CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR (or EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR) in the portage tree. On the wiki, only https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Intel_microcode mentions it.
Comment 3 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2019-08-03 10:56:33 UTC
Please answer comment #1, bug seems to be invalid.