[Disclaimer: This guy just wants to know things. Ultra noob incoming.]
When I was updating Fedora 34, I saw linux-firmware package being rolled out as noarch architecture instead of x86_64 unlike what I used to see in Ubuntu. Is this normal?
Does it make no difference whether if the package is supplied in noarch or based on architecture?
ELI5! Does Ubuntu have some sort of upper hand in supplying packages with the right architecture?
Is it possible that I’m getting firmware updates of that hardware which I don’t even have in my machine? To what degree, Fedora “recognizes” the user hardware components to avoid supplying firmware which is pointless and can create problems? Because I’m seeing a long list of firmware updates, I doubt if they will be any useful for me or not.