Re: Alpha issues (SRM installation)
On Sun, Mar 05, 2000 at 01:22:17PM -0500, David Huggins-Daines wrote:
> Andreas Schuldei <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > * Greg Johnson (email@example.com) [000224 23:42]:
> > > I am planning on writing/updating man pages for all the parts of aboot.
> > > Perhaps I'll get a chance to start it tonight. The documentation is
> > > definitely lacking at the moment. :-(
> Excellent - Note that I've done a fairly large update on the SRM HOWTO,
> which is in the "0.6" aboot that I made, which has found its way onto
> Greg: from the sounds of it, I may have become the de-facto upstream
> maintainer of aboot - the stuff that went to alphalinux.org has debian
> packages and packaging info, but it's a bit misleading, as it's not an
> official Debian package, and you are still the Debian maintainer, and
> I don't want to give the impression of "hijacking" the package :)
Ok, I have mad a debian package with your patches merged, but now I'll
make a new package with your new upstream sources. BTW, I am happy to
continue maintaining the package, but you can take over if you like.
> I'd like to try to merge your patches and this version (as well as
> some other changes - I'm going to redo the ISO and UFS support using
> the MILO code and possibly the kernel UFS code since there may be a
> GPL conflict with the UFS code) so we can have an official
> Debian and upstream aboot 0.6 in potato.
I'll send you a diff from your current version. My patches are actually
pretty small, now. I have started writing man pages for the various
aboot tools. Unfortunately, it's a slower process that I imagined.
Hopefully I'll send you man pages soon.
BTW, I was considering adding getopt_long style options to the aboot
commands. Are you interested in patches for this?
Greg Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
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