cvs commit: CVSROOT exclude

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed Apr 30 17:40:24 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:59:05AM -0700, Sam Leffler wrote:
> David O'Brien wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 09:35:24PM +0000, Sam Leffler wrote:
>>>     .                    exclude   Log:
>>>   add iwn firmware
>> Hi Sam,
>> I notice we keep excluding $FreeBSD$ from uuencoded firmware files.
>> At least looking at sys/contrib/dev/iwn/iwlwifi-4965-4.44.17.fw.uu,
>> which has a Copyright notice at the top, I think the use of this file
>> would tolerate a $FreeBSD$ on the first line.
>> Would you mind if I fixed this?
> I copied previous practice in excluding the entire directory.

I think "the previous practice" mostly comes from the wireless firmware
where the folks committing it may not have realized that "$FreeBSD$" will
be nicely ignored by uudecode.

> The issue 
> isn't whether it's possible to insert a keyword but rather whether it's a 
> good idea to alter files (like the LICENSE files) that come directly from 
> "the vendor" under limited terms.

# $FreeBSD: src/sys/contrib/dev/ral/rt2860.fw.uu,v 1.1 2008/04/20 20:35:35 sam Exp $
(and the other *.uu's there) are examples where we've done it.  And I
think its fine.

Note, if these come straight from a vendor, why aren't they being vendor

-- David  (obrien at

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