Bug#604829: unblock: xkeyboard-config/1.8-2
Please unblock package xkeyboard-config
| xkeyboard-config (1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
| * Add revert-goodmap-badmap-for-apple.diff patch to make apple:goodmap and
| apple:badmap options available again. Some users are still affected by
| this issue, so restore those options for now (Closes: #604671). Thanks,
| Corsac, for reporting and checking the fix!
| -- Cyril Brulebois <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 21:48:24 +0100
| debian/changelog | 9 +++
| .../patches/revert-goodmap-badmap-for-apple.diff | 63 ++++++++++++++++++++
| debian/patches/series | 1 +
| debian/watch | 1 +
| 4 files changed, 74 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
(The watch file update isn't mentioned in the changelog since it's just an
extra comment so that xfs-tools can easily add an upstream remote after a
debcheckout; that was done on all XSF repositories, and not mentioned in the
changelogs to keep noise level as low as possible.)
This may annoy some users which have traditionally kept a reference to the
badmap option in their configuration with non-buggy keyboard, since they will
suddenly have inverted keys (#604816); but I guess it's good for those to pick
the appropriate keyboard instead of keeping a reference to a dead option
anyway, so I don't think it's a big deal anyway.
Corsac also reported that the fix for the kernel isn't quite ready yet (see
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=604676#15) so I guess it
makes sense to push this revert patch into squeeze, on the xkb-data side.
Thanks for your time.