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package request: recent wireless-regdb regulatory database

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package request: recent wireless-regdb regulatory database

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Post by fehlix » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:24 am

Package request to include latest wireless-regdb regulatory database.

The recent wireless-regdb will be loaded by kernel during boot.
The wireless regdb is used to instruct wifi-devices about allowed channels/frequencies and allowed wifi-signal-power.

The wireless-regdb provided by Debian is outdated (2016.06.10-1) and does not include the new binary format of the wireless-regdb which is needed to get loaded by the kernel. See bug-report: "wireless-regdb: Missing support for kernel direct loading"
Kernel.org WIki: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/dev ... less-regdb
Git: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/ke ... -regdb.git
Mirror: https://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/pub/sof ... less-regdb

Installation/packaging info:
Download, verify the pgp/gnupg-signature, extract
and put both regulatory.db and signature regulatory.db.p7s to /lib/firmware

Advantage:
- kernel will load regdb without error messages due to missing regdb during boot.
- no need crda
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Re: package request: recent wireless-regdb regulatory database

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:13 pm

I missed that--I'll try the newer version in Ubuntu as a template for the latest 2018.10.24 release. Debian still has the 2016 version.

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Re: package request: recent wireless-regdb regulatory database

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:31 pm

2018.10.24 headed to the test repos. Since it's newer than Buster's ATM, that one that we might have to also build for MX 19.

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