• Re: non-free firmware unofficial BD jigdo files missing

    From Steve McIntyre@21:1/5 to sp007@caiway.net on Tue Dec 21 01:50:01 2021
    Hi!

    On Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 12:52:31AM +0100, sp007@caiway.net wrote:

    The non-free firmware unofficial BD jigdo files for release 11.2 are
    still missing. I only checked for the amd64 systems.

    Will they be published?

    Ummm. What files are you expecting? I can see
    firmware-edu-11.2.0-amd64-BD-1* in place, similarly to the firmware-edu-11.1.0-amd64-BD-1.* that we did for 11.1 (etc.)

    --
    Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. steve@einval.com "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are
    always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
    -- Bertrand Russell

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From sp007@caiway.net@21:1/5 to All on Tue Dec 21 01:20:01 2021
    Hi,

    The non-free firmware unofficial BD jigdo files for release 11.2 are
    still missing. I only checked for the amd64 systems.

    Will they be published?

    Thanks!

    Arne

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From Steve McIntyre@21:1/5 to sp007@caiway.net on Tue Dec 21 10:50:01 2021
    [ Re-adding the cc to debian-cd. Please always send to the list, not
    just me. ]

    On Tue, Dec 21, 2021 at 04:43:56AM +0100, sp007@caiway.net wrote:
    On Tue, 21 Dec 2021 00:44:05 +0000
    Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:

    Ummm. What files are you expecting? I can see
    firmware-edu-11.2.0-amd64-BD-1* in place, similarly to the
    firmware-edu-11.1.0-amd64-BD-1.* that we did for 11.1 (etc.)

    Hi!,

    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DVD-1.template

    do excist

    firmware-edu-11.2.0-amd64-BD-1.jigdo also, but I do not want the
    edu-debian.

    I do hopefully expect:

    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-1.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-1.template
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-2.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-2.template
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-3.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-3.template
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-4.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-BD-4.template

    The free ones (without firmware) do excist.

    PS.
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-1.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-1.template
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-2.jigdo
    firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-2.template
    (double blu ray)
    would also be more than welcome.

    I'm afraid you're out of luck. We don't provide firmware-included
    versions of every media type, just netinst and DVD.

    PS2.
    Don't be afraid for traffic on debian servers. I use a local mirror.
    It is to be used in areas without internet access.

    PS3.
    Perhaps you can give me the link with info how to make my own files

    *.jigdo & *.template

    for debian install media with included media.

    For that, you'll need a full local mirror and use debian-cd. The best
    place to look for guidance would be our build scripts, if you can
    follow them:

    https://salsa.debian.org/images-team/setup

    --
    Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. steve@einval.com "War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
    -- Bertrand Russell

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)
  • From Thomas Schmitt@21:1/5 to Steve McIntyre on Tue Dec 21 12:00:02 2021
    Hi,

    Steve McIntyre wrote:
    We don't provide firmware-included
    versions of every media type, just netinst and DVD.

    sp007@caiway.net wrote:
    Perhaps you can give me the link with info how to make my own files
    *.jigdo & *.template

    For that, you'll need a full local mirror and use debian-cd.

    How about adding the firmware files to an existing BD ISO by means of
    xorriso ?

    xorriso -indev debian-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-1.iso \
    -outdev my-firmware-11.2.0-amd64-DLBD-1.iso \
    ... add firmware files at suitable position in ISO tree ... \
    -boot_image any replay \
    ... jigdo production options ...

    or like in
    https://wiki.debian.org/RepackBootableISO
    (without removing the jigdo options, of course).

    How difficult would it be to use such added firmware when the ISO is
    booted ?
    (I remember that, a few years ago, some Debian ISO had an appended
    partition for storing firmware files, which were to be used when the ISO
    was booted from a USB stick.)

    I offer help with the xorriso part. But the Debian installer part would
    need other experts.


    Have a nice day :)

    Thomas

    --- SoupGate-Win32 v1.05
    * Origin: fsxNet Usenet Gateway (21:1/5)