Re: Bug#588946: ITP: wacom-source -- Wacom kernel driver in DKMS format
>> Package name : wacom-source
>> Version : 0.8.8
>> Upstream Author : Ping Cheng <email@example.com>
>> License : GPL-2
>> Description : Wacom kernel driver in DKMS format
>> This package builds an updated Wacom Kernel Module using
>> DKMS. This replaces the out-of-date module included with the
>> Kernel and rebuilds it whenever a new kernel is installed.
Is there a reason why this isn't simply done inside the kernel? Either
upstream, or if that doesn't work out for whatever reason, inside the
debian kernel tree?
>> I use Ubuntu, but have been having trouble getting any MOTU's or Ubuntu Devs
>> to listen to me, so I made this package. If I can get this package into
>> debian, than I can get it into Ubuntu, and than hopefully backported to
> So you're not only working around the kernel development process, you're
> also working around the Ubuntu development process? Way to go...
This is indeed a pretty bad reasoning to put something into
Debian. "They don't listen to me, lets force it down their throat this
way". I'm happy for any contribution to Debian, and I even much prefer
it going through Debian first and then move over to ubuntu, but this
looks like ignoring two existing sets of people.
> I. What would you do if a package has no sane default configuration?
> (There is *no* default configuration that works on most systems!)
The best thing to do would be to add such a default configuration.
[... ARGS ...]