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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
from http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/linux390/docu/lk32dd04.pdf,
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.

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