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Details about package open-ath9k-htc-firmware

Name: open-ath9k-htc-firmware (PTS)
Uploader: John Scott <jscott@posteo.net> (Debian QA page)
Description: firmware-ath9k-htc - firmware for AR7010 and AR9271 USB wireless adapters

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Version: 1.4.0-2020.09.27+dfsg1-1
Uploaded: 2020-12-13 00:27
Source package: open-ath9k-htc-firmware_1.4.0-2020.09.27+dfsg1-1.dsc
Distribution: unstable
Section: kernel
Priority: optional
Homepage: https://github.com/qca/open-ath9k-htc-firmware
Closes bugs: #873727 #944169 #951891

Changelog

 open-ath9k-htc-firmware (1.4.0-2020.09.27+dfsg1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
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   * Adopt package and designate myself as maintainer.
   * New upstream snapshot.
     - Build the cross toolchain with GCC 10 and Binutils >= 2.34.
       (Closes: #944169, #951891)
   * Drop the debugging symbols package, as it's generally not useful.
     (Closes: #873727)
   * NEWS: Due to a bug in wpasupplicant, ath9k_htc devices often failed
     connections using MAC address randomization, which is enabled by default
     with NetworkManager. Fixes are available as wpasupplicant updates in
     releases Stretch and later.
     (Resolves: #870159, #895696, #939075, #954457, #954861)

QA information

Comments

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    I'd like to keep the changelog more user-oriented, so here are more of the technical changes I made:
     * Set up Reportbug to include NetworkManager and wpasupplicant install status with bug reports
     * Debhelper-ize the build system to make it much more clean
     * Move the Section from 'misc' to 'kernel' like the other firmware
     * Honor DEB_BUILD_OPTION_PARALLEL
     * Retool Autotools and use system zlib for the toolchain
     * Add README.source to specify how I (finally!) got a good strategy for repacking and the version numbers
     * Add a decent and decipherable watch file
     * New package description
    
    It also happens that the newly-built firmware is bit-by-bit identical on my machine to the old version :)
    
    Perfect is the enemy of good, so here are important things I'll work on but are not worth postponing getting into Bullseye:
     * The copyright file deviates from DEP-5 and I haven't checked it independently, but appears comprehensive and accurate.
     * I would check with Oleksij about the license disparity on the AppStream metadata, but I think I might just rewrite it.
     * I think Lintian's warning about my 'dversionmangle' in the watch file is a bug and I'll report it when Lintian is in better shape.
     * I'm holding off on bumping the Standards-Version until I can get through more but don't know of any blockers.
    
    Before the freeze I'll talk to the kernel and/or d-i teams about getting it in the installer, but after that I'll keep my skills sharp on other packages and test with gcc-snapshot for breakages.
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    Ready John Scott at Dec. 13, 2020, 3:55 p.m.