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Re: Xorg 7 on sparc64



(no need to CC me; I read the list)

On Wednesday 21 June 2006 16:22, you wrote:
> I will code something in valid syntax that expressess the above
> concept, and generate a diff against a particular .deb version's
> content.

Cool!

> Such a patch can go in with a bug against xserver-xorg (wishlist
> level?); I don't think it will be tested by current XSF packagers.

Please just send the patch to the existing bug report that I mentioned. No 
need to create a new one.

I'd suggest a mail with the following content. This will make sure that 
the fact a patch is available is registered in the BTS.

To: 368214@bugs.debian.org, control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug#368214: Wrong keyboard configured for Sparc with 2.6 kernels
Body:
tags 368214 + patch
thanks

<explanation of the patch>
<attachment: patch>

> That should be okay for Sparc.  I tried to leave a hook and hint where
> future updaters could cover other arches than Sparc that still use
> kernels 2.4.

Yes, I understood that. I'm just unsure how many other arches have the 
same problem. And even then, it may be "cleaner" to do it on a per arch 
basis as then the exceptions are probably easier to remove later.
Just make sure that you add the code to determine kernel version in a 
place where it is available for all arches.

Cheers,
FJP

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