Re: Packaging hpsa driver in debian
On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 03:22:47AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 03:15 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-01-25 at 19:03 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > Debian Kernel Team,
> > >
> > > My name is Logan Blyth, I work in the Linux smart array storage driver
> > > group at HP. I am trying to update the version of the hpsa driver in
> > > the package repos, and if possible create a file that will allow it to
> > > be installed alongside Debian(similar to a redhat dud (.dd) file) if
> > > possible. I would also like to help you in the ongoing maintenance of
> > > the driver, if you'll have me.
> > I'm not sure we have a mechanism similar to driver disks; you'll need to
> > ask the installer team (email@example.com) about that.
> > Are you trying to add new hardware support or only fix bugs?
> In any case, all changes to a stable release need to be justified by a
> bug report, so please open a bug covering this:
> <http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting>. The package name will be
> 'src:linux-2.6'. Missing hardware support has severity 'important'.
> Ben Hutchings
> Horngren's Observation:
> Among economists, the real world is often a special case.
I will talk with the installer team. Thank you.