Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 858388
Update to latest upstream for marvell wifi updates
Last modified: 2012-12-20 10:14:16 EST
Created attachment 614114 [details]
spec file update
Thanks for splitting libertas subpackages in bug #853198.
While that was happening, we've updated the firmware versions in question in linux-firmware upstream.
Please could we update the package to the latest upstream?
Here is a new tarball:
git archive --format=tar --prefix=linux-firmware-a707c25/ HEAD | gzip > linux-firmware-20120909.tar.gz
And the .spec file diff is trivial, attached.
I'm happy to push/build this if you prefer.
I can't update this yet. Larry Finger submitted some newer firmware for some of the rtl8712u devices back in July and has since found it to be somewhat broken on several devices. He sent a revert patch upstream, but it hasn't been integrated yet.
I'll see if I can find Ben and ask him if/when that patch might go in.
Hmm, I can see how that is a pain.
Are you referring to this commit as the bad one?
r8712u: Update to latest firmware
It already seems to be included in the latest F18 version (because the snapshot was taken of commit 7560108 which is a later commit).
Or maybe this newer one?
rtlwifi/rtl8723e: Add firmware for new driver
If so, would you consider reverting that on a Fedora level? git revert; git format-patch generates a 26kb patch (21kb gzipped) which can be applied with git-apply (new temporary buildrequires would be needed).
(In reply to comment #2)
> Or maybe this newer one?
> rtlwifi/rtl8723e: Add firmware for new driver
Believe that was the one (though it might have been both).
> If so, would you consider reverting that on a Fedora level? git revert; git
> format-patch generates a 26kb patch (21kb gzipped) which can be applied with
> git-apply (new temporary buildrequires would be needed).
Ben reverted it upstream. Just waiting for him to push it out. Should be tomorrow-ish, and then I'll do an update.
Updated in git. Builds started. Will file an f18 update after the build completes.
linux-firmware-20120925-0.1.git236367d.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing linux-firmware-20120925-0.1.git236367d.fc18'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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linux-firmware-20120925-0.1.git236367d.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.