[ltp] Re: Bug#565789: say what the current Thinkpad BIOS/Firmware should be

Rolf Kutz linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:55:41 +0100

On 21/01/10 10:41 +0800, jidanni@jidanni.org wrote:
>And indeed, looking at the code, it would take perhaps several days for
>him to rewrite your program to cough up these two values... especially
>if he is just a .debs user, and does not want to have to download and
>compile Linux kernels. Open but very complicated source.

$ cat /etc/debian_version
$ apt-cache show tp-smapi-modules-2.6.26-2-686|grep Version
Version: 2.6.26+0.37-6+lenny1

A .deb user wouldn't get up2date information
anyway, so what's the point in pointing him to a
possibly outdated version? He will have to search
for the BIOS-update anyway and is likely to find
the latest version.

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