I'm trying to build a super-minimal Linux with Alpine. I don't need
linux-firmware as it installs firmware for everything, using up 300+MB of space. This is a stock installation. However I can't uninstall any of the linux-firmware packages:
dev-alpine:~# apk del --force --force-broken-world linux-firmware World updated, but the following packages are not removed due to: linux-firmware: linux-vanilla OK: 504 MiB in 122 packages
More than half the stock install is the firmware!
Short of just deleting the files themselves (which will come back on an update!), how can I force Alpine to remove all the firmware files I don't need?
(Given that the firmware files already seem to be separated out, it seems that at some point it was considered that you would want to selectively install only firmware you need... but even that won't work:)
dev-alpine:~# apk del --force --force-broken-world linux-firmware-amdgpu World updated, but the following packages are not removed due to: linux-firmware-amdgpu: linux-firmware linux-vanilla OK: 504 MiB in 122 packages