Re: ltmodem.o fixes Re: Winmodem test disk
The ltmodem.o compile kits are being officially mounted at
The URL for the next upgrade which I'm 2.4.0 testing for Mark is
http://www.test.dclabs.com.au/linmodem/ the ltmodem-5.78e2.tar.gz
It is VERY easy to compile a ltmodem.o using the kit components and
kernel-header-packages. There is an issue of legality about providing
compiled modules as contrasted to the compile kit. I'm excerpting here
from an email of Marco Giordani (concerning the 2.2.nn -> 2.4.0-test11
patches), as I'm not erudite on these issues.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: ltmodem works on 2.4.0test11
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 15:40:06 +0100
From: Marco Giordani <email@example.com>
To: Pavel Machek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: LinModems <email@example.com>
On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 03:41:23PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> As far as I can see, this is forbidden.
> You take GPL-ed serial.c, then statically link it against
> closed-source piece of software. That is violation of GPL.
I'm afraid you're wrong here.
The patch I posted was against serial.c (and it is allowed by the GPL
license). I didn't post the final object, because _that_ would have been
With respect to Debianizing, Mark Spieth has put commands in the
README for ltmodem.tar.gz --> ltmodem.o ---> ltmodem.rpm
does take it to an effective
though a pause at
alien -g ltmodem.rpm
is still desirable to achieve Debian standards with added
Documentation/Depends/Conflicts. We would be Delighted if someone more
Experience than (negligible) I took over the Debianizing step.
I've been spending more than an hour a day in "Fire Control" on
Incidentally, professionally I'm a biologist administrator with no
formal comp-sci training. I just stumbled into this because my company
laptop has an embedded Lucent modem, and decided to return help for my
early Linux years.
> Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Marvin Stodolsky <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Marco, Mark and I will surely be interested in your 2.2.18 patch.
> > Please send it to us.
> Yes. You might want to consider also providing a URL where people can
> get the module, based on the stock Debian kernels, if not perhaps file
> a bug requestion on the deiban images that these patches be applied.
> Regarding the shipping of a separate module, it is now possible to
> have an "extra" disk which provides kernel modules which will be
> added, which is precisely for these cases of proprietary of whatever
> hardware where hte stock kernels can't or don't provide support.
> Anyhow, if we wanted to provide that, I could put a link off
> http://www.d.o/releases/potato/ . Let me know.
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>