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Re: Bug#446030: RFA: kbd -- Linux console font and keytable utilities

On Wed, Oct 10, 2007 at 01:56:03AM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> Is there a reason to still keep kbd around? 

Kbd has upstream maintainer, console-tools is dead.  Because of this
Alastair McKinstry has already tagged several bugs as wontfix [*].

The transition from console-tools to kbd has been planned for years
and the only reason of the delay is the chronic shortage of console
maintainers in Debian.  It seems Alastair supports only console-tools
and for the rest it is only me and Christian Perrier and we both are
doing this only because nobody else does.

> Is there something in kbd that console-tools doesn't do?

Kbd supports large fonts for high-resolution framebuffer modes.

Also the utilities of console-tools depend on libconsole.  I think
because of this it will be difficult to create small size udebs based
on console-tools.

Anton Zinoviev

[*] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?msg=14;bug=52544

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