Bug#201734: Getting fglrx into the official Debian archive
I've been working on fglrx packages meant to make their way into the
official Debian archive. A preview is available here:
Michel Dänzer has been providing some suggestions and is willing to sponsor
the upload of these packages when they are deemed to be ready, but of
course any Debian developer wishing to help is welcome.
To help you understand where we are and what needs to be done, here's a
short report on a few issues that need work:
* The .orig.tar.gz currently contains only the i386 binaries, so the
packages are only for i386; I have a few ideas on how to put both the i386
and amd64 binaries together, but since the amd64 port is far from a release
I didn't want to spend time on this issue right now.
* Checking with lintian: there are some errors caused by the binaries
("shlib-with-non-pic-code", "unstripped-binary-or-object"), but we can't
fix them AFAIK as we don't have the sources; there are also some warnings
that can be fixed (for example, "binary-without-manpage fireglcontrol"
which should be easy enough).
[note: I fixed "unstripped-binary-or-object" warings by calling dh_strip,
but I am not 100% confident that nothing breaks; some testing is required]
It is my opinion that the packages are ready to go into experimental, where
hopefully they'll get a piercing look by some smart people that can spot
problems and suggest improvements.