[pkg-fso-maint] [patch] Re: pkg-fso-maint Digest, Vol 7, Issue 20

Steffen Moeller steffen_moeller at gmx.de
Tue Feb 17 11:10:26 UTC 2009

Hi Joachim, hi Luca,

Luca Capello wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:12:33 +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
>> sorry, but I lost a bit track of the various patches that you have
>> created. Care to put your git repository online somewhere, might be
>> easier to review then?
> This is a good option :-)

it is on "my" laptop for the time speaking, but I'll see that I can move it.

>> And you seem to be quite interested in improving the installer. As we
>> can always use more manpower, would you be interested in taking over
>> some responsibility for the installer? You get commit rights, but you
>> also have to answer bug reports and review patches.
> I will not repeat what I have already said about install.sh [1], i.e. we
> should move away from it ASAP: it is becoming a beast to maintain and
> thus prone to errors.  Moreover, it hardcodes too many things which are
> useful for the GTA01/GTA02 only.
> [1] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-fso-maint/2009-January/000465.html
> This has nothing to do with the quality of Steffen's patches :-)

The install.sh script is unvaluable, since it is the only way, for the moment, to
guarantee consistent installations across the userbase. Please be aware of our current
situation: we all have the same hardware, but the only thing that (Debian-wise) works for
me personally at the moment is zhone with the phone application. no gps. calling wifi
breaks the usb connection, scanning the wifi network eventually makes the machine go into
suspend mode from which it awakes only with white screens, I had several complete lockups,
such pressing power does not work any more, removing the battery became routine. The
2.6.24 kernel was better in terms of stability from my observation.

The only way, from my perception, to rule out missconfigurations are clean installs. And
for that we need install.sh. In the long run, admittedly, it should just go. And I also
agree, that with all your other activities you should somehow delegate the caring for
install.sh. I don't know if I am the right person for it. Possibly not until my phone does
 actually work :)

>> Of course not alone, we are still there, but then I would feel less
>> bad for not doing that promptly :-)
> Do not worry, Steffen's patches are in my mail folder and I will process
> them: now that I have a GTA01, if people have some free time to sell me,
> I would be happy!
> That being said, /me would like to have more manpower in the pkg-fso
> team.

I got another request from Jos to have the swap partition also be offered for the single
partition. I'll add that tonight.



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