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Re: New package libflashsupport for etch?

[José L. Redrejo Rodríguez]
> The same was also docummented at
> http://wiki.skolelinux.no/DebianEdu/Documentation/Etch/HowTo/Desktop

Right.  Did not notice that it already showed up there.  Great.

> Anyway:
> a) Package debianization is just awful

Some progress since the last email.  WNPP bug #449037 got some info.
A version of this package was already being worked on by the
pulseaudio maintainers.  I'm in touch with CJ van den Berg to
coordinate this.  Their version only support pulseaudio, while the
version I upload support esd and OSS (disabled pulseaudio).  Their
package is named flashplugin-nonfree-pulse, so I renamemd my package
to flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound.  It is already uploaded to
unstable.  This new packaging is OK.

A minor problem is that the ftpmasters did not like the fact that the
plugin is in /usr/lib/.  Not sure if it work to move it to for example
/usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins/.  Need someone to test this that got a
LTSP test setup.

> b) License is not clear to be DFSG compatible. debian/copyright says
> the package is GPL, but at the code it has Adobe license[1]. It
> "seems" to be free, a kind of BSD license, but I'm not an expert on
> the legal stuff, so maybe somebody could add a better opinion.

It seemed OK to me, but I welcome feedback.

> Maybe contacting people from http://www.revolutionlinux.com (they
> are those at Quebec with 2.000 terminals under balanced LTSP
> servers) who did the package is a good idea before including it in
> Debian Edu.

Not sure if it is needed, but I will send the patch and info on the
new packaging to them.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsn

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