Re: Bug#226417: ITP: kernel-patch-2.4-fasttraks150 -- PROMISE FastTrak S150 TX Series Linux Drivers (for Linux 2.4)
> And I have no idea how you plan on fixing bugs in the driver that may
> pop up.
Sorry, but as Debian developer I'm in the first instance responsible in
Debian distribution related bugs not in kernel driver problems.
Forwarding bug reports related to the kernel driver is the best I can do
for the people.
Do you think that Herbert Xu who package the kernel-image-* is
responsible for kernel bugs? Nobody would package software then.
> Furthermore, the perceived corner-case users of this package must
> obviously be technically savvy, especially if they intend to run their
> root partition on the array.
You are absolutely right!
I spend several hours to get the driver working with the kernel-source-*
packages together with INITRD. At the end everybody using this package I
intent to prepare is able to do the same job in severam minutes not hours!
Why not save time of other people too? More then 10k easy to install and
use packages are the big advantage of Debian.
> As an added bonus, if they use the upstream tarball, they won't even
> have to compile a custom kernel.
I think I'm not the only one person who made worse expirience in binary
driver compatibility between different distributions. In the case you
have to create your own kernel with the corresponding driver. This
package will help you doing that.
> Anyway, I downloaded the tarball you linked to in your ITP. There
> isn't any licence for the "ftlib.o" file. Have you received
> explicit permission from Promise to redistribute it?
Yes. I received full permission to bundle any Promise related source
code and binary files in the Debian Linux distribution by Jordan Rhody,
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