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Moving firmware packages from non-free to non-free-firmware

Started by AxL, February 07, 2023, 10:45:45 PM

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This afternoon, reading some threads on Siduction forum; I came across this interesting thread:

Where a major change to the non-free repository is noted. And that is the creation of a new repository exclusively for the firmware, called 'non-free-firmware'.
 (As explained in the above link)

Quote[....] Users of sid and testing need to apply a change to their Debian sources.list to be able to obtain firmware-updates in the future.

No matter if you have non-free and /or contrib in your sources already, please add:


to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb testing main contrib non-free non-free-firmware

Another thread with the same subject can be found at:

See also:
  • Re: Moving firmware packages from non-free to non-free-firmware

  • Announce packages moving to the non-free-firmware area?

    - Graphical example of the change already made:

    The following packages will be upgraded:
      atmel-firmware bluez-firmware firmware-amd-graphics firmware-atheros firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x
      firmware-brcm80211 firmware-ipw2x00 firmware-ivtv firmware-iwlwifi firmware-libertas firmware-linux
      firmware-linux-nonfree firmware-misc-nonfree firmware-myricom firmware-netxen firmware-qlogic
      firmware-realtek firmware-ti-connectivity
    19 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove.
    Need to get 109 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 17.4 kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y

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