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Re: To package or not to package?



Hi *!

Am Dienstag, den 05.10.2004, 00:57 +0200 schrieb Gianluca Sforna:
[...]
> I am interested in packaging the kernel driver for TI ACX100/111
> wireless network cards, but this poses some issues:
> - currently an older version is present in Dag Wieers repo (thanks
> Dag!!). Should I ask him "permission" to work on it before doing
> anything? would it clash somehow if present in both repos (dag &
> extras)?

Can't speak for Dag, but AFAIK some people already took his spec-files
and build on top of them a version for fedora.us.

But I made the experience that is easier to start with the standard SPEC
file template. If you have problems you still can look into other spec-
files. This has nothing to do with the quality of the spec-files, just
my own experience -- your mileage may vary.  

> - How do I deal with the card firmware, which is released as a binary
> module (guess much like the intel centrino one)

You need to check the license carefully. I don't know it, but I suspect
it's redistributable at fedora.us -- so maybe livna.org is a better
target. Or leave the firmware out and just place the driver at
fedora.us. 

> - What kernel version should it target? the latest rawhide, the one in
> Core 2, the last in updates...

The latest in updates. 

If you have any further questions just ask me, I packaged some kernel-
modules already for fedora.us/livna.org. There is also a tool (fedora-
kmodhelper) than *can* be very helpfull with kernel-modules, but it's
not a must AFAIK.

HTH

-- 
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora leemhuis info>


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