Bug 457222

Summary: Updating the kernel will need updating firmware packages
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Hedayat Vatankhah <hedayatv>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Hedayat Vatankhah 2008-07-30 08:09:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Recently I've installed Fedora 9 on a system and then updated its kernel to the
latest available kernel. After updating, my wireless card stopped working. It
was because of a missing firmware file. When I updated my firmware package
(iwl4965-firmware), the problem fixed. I think updating the kernel should update
this package automatically.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 9 on a system which needs iwl4965 driver
2. Update the kernel using yum
Actual results:
Wireless doesn't work anymore and it complains about a missing firmware file
(/lib/firmware/iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode). The problem will be fixed after updating

Expected results:
Updating the kernel should automatically update iwl4965-firmware package as a
dependency and wireless should work after the kernel update.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2008-07-30 23:43:13 EDT
I guess we need to add a conflicts: entry for that...
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2008-08-05 00:56:43 EDT
Added conflict against older firmware in kernel-