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Re: RFS: joystick (updated package)

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Stephen Kitt schrieb:
> Dear mentors,
> 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; 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.

Thanks, uploaded.

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 Patrick Matthäi
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