Re: Bug#491601: madwifi-source fails to build against 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-486
On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 08:42:20PM +0200, Michael Goetze wrote:
> On 21.07.2008, at 08:40, dann frazier wrote:
>> Also note that the ath5k driver is included in the 2.6.24 kernel - I
>> don't personally know how much hardware works with madwifi but not
>> ath5k though.
> Well, for one thing, it's missing some exotic features like, say, Master
> mode. ;)
Yep, that's a big one :) It also seems to not work well w/ WPA (at
least, not on the laptop I tried).
Again, we're open to adding a madwifi-etchnhalf package in a point
release. For 4.0r4, the window is closing very quickly since the
release is scheduled for this Friday, but a 4.0r5 can hopefully happen
~2 months later.
The requirements for such a package are:
* module either adds new hardware support for etch, or achieves
feature parity with the etch 2.6.18 kernel. etchnhalf is
specifically targeted at adding hardware support, so adding things
like new filesystems would be out-of-scope.
* module must not be rc-buggy (obviously)
* module version must be <= version in lenny
* source and binary packages should have -etchnhalf appended
* module source should get installed in /usr/src/etchnhalf (this
lets the package coeexist w/ its etch counterpart)
* Included documentation should explain how to point m-a at the new
location (e.g., # MOD_SRCDIR=/usr/src/etchnhalf m-a b-i). Note
that a-i and other commands that attempt to fetch source won't
work - the -etchnhalf namespace breaks that :(
* source package should omit any redundant packages
* module has been tested in etch w/ etchnhalf kernel (i.e.,
compatible with etch userspace)
squashfs-etchnhalf, atl2-etchnhalf and loop-aes-etchnhalf are examples