On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 14:23 +0200, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote: > Hi > > On Tuesday 20 September 2011, Andreas Beckmann wrote: > > Package: wnpp > > Severity: wishlist > > Owner: Andreas Beckmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > > > * Package name : r8168 > > Version : 8.025.00 > > Upstream Author : Realtek NIC software team <email@example.com> > > * URL : http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#2 > > * License : GPL2+ > > Programming Lang: C > > Description : dkms source for the r8168 network driver > > > > r8168 is the Linux device driver released for RealTek RTL8168B/8111B, > > RTL8168C/8111C, RTL8168CP/8111CP, RTL8168D/8111D, and RTL8168DP/8111DP, and > > RTK8168E/8111E Gigabit Ethernet controllers with PCI-Express interface. > > . > > This driver should only used for devices not yet supported by the in-kernel > > driver r8169. > > Personally speaking I'd assume this package would create much more > problems than it would solve, due to the PCI ID overlap with r8169.ko > shipped by the kernel packages themselves. This driver claims > 10ec:8168, which is also taken by the in-kernel r8169.ko module. [...] Agree, this should not be added to the archive. If people are in a hurry to get new support for new devices, we can cherry-pick later upstream changes to r8169. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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