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Re: Bug#409563: ITP: thinkfinger -- library and utility for the SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader



Hello!

Please keep d-d in the cc: header.

On Thu, 08 Feb 2007 09:28:33 +0100, Marcus Better wrote:
>> libpam-thinkfinger (depends on libthinkfinger0)
>> libthinkfinger0
>> libthinkfinger-dev
>> thinkfinger (depends on libpam-thinkfinger)
>
> (What is the thinkfinger package for, if the tool is in the library
> package?)

Joshua and I are working together in the package, but I'm a bit busy
until the end of the week, thus we haven't finished yet the planning.
Please be patient.

> I really think the binary should not go in the library package, see
[...]
> But I don't have much experience with library packaging. Why not ask
> debian-mentors?

I think d-d is a better place than d-mentors in this specific case.
Anyway, it seems that what I was proposing was really a bad thing.

> About the short description: Perhaps the manufacturer can be dropped
> entirely.  Most users don't know or care about the manufacturer, but
> they know they have a Thinkpad:
>
> "thinkfinger -- driver for the fingerprint reader found on some
> Thinkpad laptops"

No, this fingerprint reader is present in some ThinkPad, but not only
ThinkPad [1].  What's really specific here is the manufacturer, as
it's what you can find in /proc/bus/usb/devices [2].

Now it's just a question of patience ;-)

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

Footnotes: 
[1] it was discussed upstream if changing the name would have been
    indeed necessary, but we ended up liking this name and not so
    biased about ThinkPad ;-)
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=409563;msg=53;archive=yes

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