Re: Abuse bug being ignored.
> This bug has been around for year at least. I thought I would give abuse
> a whirl yesterday, thinking that with the passage of time this package
> might have been fixed.
Hi, I maintain abuse now. But I haven't made much progress on the main
problems with the package.
> A) aout-svgalib SHOULD be a dependency, since it cant even run without
Currently, the dependencies look like so:
Depends: libc5 (>= 5.4.17-1), xlib6 | aout-svgalib
I inherited this from the previous maintainer. I'm not sure if
"xlib6 | aout-svgalib" is a good idea, but abuse does work in X too, so it
makes some sense.
> B) so, since I have prior experience, I install svgalib-aout. Now my
> mouse dosnt work. Its a standard as it gets M$ mouse, which the docs SAY
> is the default, so I dont need to worry about any vgalib.conf or whatever
> the file is called... The mouse pointer appears, I get the color screen
> where I can adjust brightness and stuff..... but the mouse doesnt move.
> At all.
Yes. This is the core problem. I think if you downgrade to linux 2.0.0 or
earlier, your mouse should work. It seems something has changed in the
kernel since then that broke abuse. I have reported this to crack dot com. I
don't know much else to do.
Currently, the only way abuse works is if you run the X version. That does
work fine. I may remove the svgalib version from the package, if it doesn't
get fixed eventually.
> I would like to say I think you guys have done an awesome job. Ive been
> using debian for ages and wont switch to anything else. So please dont
> think Im trying to be harsh or anything. I just cant help wondering why
> abuse works with no problem in RedHat. Is the package maintainer for
> abuse still around? It would really be nice for this package to actually
Now this is news to me. How long ago did you try the redhat package (were
you running a later 2.0.x kernel at the time?) If they have fixed the
problem, I'll unashamedly copy off them :-)
"How appropriate, you fight like a cow." - - Guybrush Threepwood