Ipw2100-firmware and ipw2200-firmware missing in F36?


As Fedora 34 will hit EoL soon, I upgraded to F36 today. Following the post-update steps, I installed remove-retired-packages to remove packages not receiving security updates anymore.

While doing so, it detected the above WLAN firmware packages as retired. Is that intended? If so, why have they been removed? I have run lshw to detect the firmware that my card uses, and the following is the output:

 $sudo lshw -c network
       description: Wireless interface
       product: Wireless 8265 / 8275
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
       logical name: wlp4s0
       version: 78
       serial: 86:8e:9d:e2:8c:00
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.17.8-300.fc36.x86_64 firmware=36.ca7b901d.0 8265-36.ucode ip=<internal_ip> latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
       resources: irq:171 memory:ee200000-ee201fff

While it lists another firmware, and the answer thus seems obvious, I only want to confirm if it is 100% safe for me to uninstall these firmware packages, or if it will still have impact on my wireless connectivity in a non-straightforward way?

Thanks :slight_smile:

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