Status Check for Realtek
Apologies I have been otherwise distracted and not testing betas vigorously.
I don't see much in the roadmap mentioning Realtek. Some people have issues with the hardware, and it is quite easily fixed assuming packages are available. Soo..
- Are the realtek packages available for 2.7/23.01?
- Do we still have to do manual loading or can it just load like everything else?
- Will a bump from 2.6.x > 2.7beta or 22.05>23.01beta bork it? IIRC last time it didn't bork...but who knows? (bork = removing the if_re_load commands in /boot/loader.conf.local, or removing the drivers, or leaving old and busted driver and not installing the bsd 14.x version)
The Realtek kmod pkg is in the 2.7/23.01 repos so you can just pkg install it like anything else.
The custom loader variables in loader.conf.local are retained across an upgrade.
Thx. Pulling the trigger on test machine now.