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isdnutils and 2.0.36 (was: Linux 2.0.36 in slink?)

On Mon 14 Dec 1998, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> Stephane Bortzmeyer  <bortzmeyer@pasteur.fr> wrote:
> >
> >No. Only one reason but a good one: 2.0.36 (the so-called "bug fix only") 
> >changed in an important way the behaviour of ISDN devices. The new one works 
> >only with the debian isdnutils package 3.0 which is in potato... and will not 
> >go into slink now.
> Perhaps someone can do a minimal backport of the new functionality
> of "isdnctrl" to the slink version of isdnutils ?

There are a couple of things that need to be changed besides isdnctrl.
isdnlog, for instance, as the format of the D-channel messages as reported
via /dev/isdnctrl0 has changed.  I think iprofd also needs to be changed,
as I've had a report of runaway kernel messages from HiSax about some
length mismatch which I believe is triggered by that.

If 2.0.36 goes in (which I would like to see personally, as that supports
*MUCH* more ISDN hardware, has bugs removed, is certified, etc.), I think
I'd prefer to see the potato version of isdnutils put into slink.
That's been tested more by now than a patched slink-update version would

Paul 'isdnutils' Slootman
home: paul@wurtel.demon.nl | work: paul@murphy.nl | debian: paul@debian.org
http://www.wurtel.demon.nl | Murphy Software,   Enschede,   the Netherlands

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