Adding firmware to linux-firmware-nonfree package
If the firmware is not in upstream tree, or does not come up a license and it is something that is part of the driver source package that needs this firmware for the driver to work correctly. You need to add it to the linux-firmware-nonfree package.
- get the linux-firmware-nonfree package
sudo apt-get source linux-firmware-nonfree
- add the firmware to this package.
cp <your firmware to> ./linux-firmware-nonfree-1.7/firmware/
- update the changelog
cd ./linux-firmware-nonfree-1.7/debian dch -v <new version>
- do a debuild to make sure everthing looks ok
- then build the package that needs to be uploaded.
cd ./linux-firmware-nonfree-1.7/debian debuild -S
copy the files over to a public repo and email TimGardner