Bug#566649: s390-tools: New upstream version 1.8.3 available
Please excuse me for butting in here, gentlemen, but I'd like to say
a few words, if I may.
On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 04:36:22 -0500, Frans Pop wrote:
> - vmur (was enabled, but files were not included in the deb)
Obviously, per "Device Drivers, Features, and Commands", downloadable
vmur is only useful when running Debian in a virtual machine under
z/VM. I am one such user. vmur provides a useful facility for
transferring files between CMS guests and Linux guests without
requiring a functioning TCP/IP network. It also allows Linux files
(after being translated to EBCDIC) to be printed on z/VM system
printers. I'll be honest and say I have not attempted to use it, but
I'd hate to see users' options closed out just because no-one has the
resources to test it. I volunteer to test it for you, if I can
get IP connectivity to a working server from which I can download
installation images. I'm not trying to make a lot more work for you.
If it would be a real bear to Debianize vmur, then there are
probably more important issues to deal with; but if it's not too
much fuss it would be nice to see it implemented. I like the
general principle that Frans stated when he said:
> I guess the main reason to exclude things is because either:
> - they are not useful on Debian systems
> - using them would conflict with the Debian way of configuring devices
> (using sysconfig-hardware)
As to whether it conflicts with sysconfig-hardware, I don't know.
But it would definitely be useful on a Debian system running
under z/VM. And I would venture to guess that most Debian systems
for the s390 architecture run in a virtual machine on z/VM.
Take this with however many grains of salt you think its worth.