RFS: joystick (updated package)
I am looking for a sponsor for the new version 20051019-9
of my package "joystick".
It builds these binary packages:
evtest - utility to monitor input device events
inputattach - utility to connect serial-attached peripherals to the input subsystem
joystick - set of testing and calibration tools for joysticks
The package appears to be lintian clean.
The upload would fix these bugs: 536013. This bug was marked fixed in
a previous version, but it turns out the fix was incomplete: a change
to KEY_MAX in kernel 2.6.27 changed the definition of an ioctl command
used in the joystick tools, which meant that versions of the tools
compiled with kernel headers older than 2.6.27 failed to run on
kernels from 2.6.27 onwards and vice-versa. I submitted a patch to the
kernel, which was included in 2.6.31 and 18.104.22.168; this version of the
joystick package handles kernels prior to those two, regardless of the
versions of the kernel headers used to build it.
The new version of the package also handles a change forthcoming in
kernel 2.6.32: some of the joystick ioctl commands return information
in their return value, which is interpreted incorrectly by older
versions of the joystick package, resulting in strange error messages
such as "error: Success".
The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
- URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/j/joystick
- Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable main contrib non-free
- dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/j/joystick/joystick_20051019-9.dsc
I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.