Re: [Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#498132: lenny hal currently does not support debian kernel >= 2.6.27
On Thu, Sep 25, 2008, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> I would like to know if #498132/#498478 will be fixed in lenny. This
> hal bug is particular in that it will not be visible in lenny itself.
> But it will prevent hal (and so network-manager) to work with wireless
> if kernel >= 2.6.27 are used. So any lenny users that would like to
> use a newer kernel (for new hardware, ...) will show this bug and will
> not be able to use wireless network-manager connection.
> An upstream patch is available and this bug is already marked pending.
> But I really do not know enough hal code to tell if this patch is intrusive
> or not.
> So, please maintainers of hal, look at the upstream patch and discuss
> with release-team about its interest to introduce it in lenny or not.
I committed the fix a couple of days ago, I need to flip the order of
patches and push and suggest to consider for lenny.
It's not critical for lenny, but nice if we want to allow use of
backports or lenny and a half.