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Re: Bug#648286: ITP: r8168 -- Realtek r8168 device driver for Linux (DKMS version)

Am 13.11.2011 15:08, schrieb Andreas Beckmann:
On 2011-11-12 19:04, Patrick Matthäi wrote:
@Andreas and Dmitry:
You may cooperate on packaging or decide, who wants to maintain it in
the future.

I just revived my old ITP http://bugs.debian.org/642198
and tried to put my things in a git repository:
Only git://git.debian.org/~anbe-guest/r8168.git seems to work so far.

I still think this driver should be added as alternative driver to the
archive, until r8169 will do its job for the promoted PCIIDs correctly.

One possible solution I see would be to upload r8168 to sid (or
experimental) and add a severity=serious bug "r8168 should not enter
testing - let's fix r8169 in the kernel instead" to prevent migration.
Documentation should include detailed instructions how to properly
report bugs for the in-kernel r8169 if it does not work (but r8168 does).

I do not agree.
The package description and README should state, that it is an alternate driver which should be used, if r8169 does not work.
It SHOULD enter wheezy as alternative, if r8169 is still buggy.

What should be handled by upstream and what should be fixed is outside of this discussion and I am still available to sponsor the upload :)

But btw isn't http://code.google.com/p/r8168/ the better homepage for it?


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