Bug#404506: [Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#404506: Not closing this bugreport

Amaya amaya at debian.org
Wed Dec 27 12:45:42 CET 2006

Gerhard Brauer wrote:
> i'm seeing that Anthony closed this bugreport.
> I - as the reporter - don't agree.

I reopened it yesterday, didn't i?

> Using m-a is *solution* to go round the problem.

I think so.

> Short info how i notice the problem with this package:
> On mailing list debian-user-german one ask to compile the modules on an
> seperate pc, rans in problemes and ask on the list.
> I told him to read the Readme's and go the way proposed there with
> dpkg-reconfigure or debian/rules binary-modules. He still has problems.
> Then i do it on my pc and found the problems reported by my two reports.
> So i think we must:
> Find a solution doing it right like the Readme's say. And
> dpkg-reconfigure <paket> is a "official" debian tool. BTW:
> dpkg-reconfigure is the only paket-tool to configure
> /etc/lirc/lirc.conf. 

And the debconf stuff is really broken here, I gree. But Sgran is
working on changing it completely.

> Or we must change the Readme's to force users to use m-a. But how
> could one read them when the paket unpacked?

Just depend on m-a and recommend it in the README.Debian, which, BTW,
should be completely rewritten ;)

> I would prefer a fix like:
> Using dpkg-reconfigure to edit the lirc.conf. Then, instead of
> building the modules, debconf dialog suggest the user to install m-a
> und use this to build the modules for his kernel.  To document this i
> prefer to put a Readme.Debian in the paket where this is also
> documented.

We are also considering just releasing a deb with prebuilt modules for
debian kernels, as ipw2100 is doing, for example.

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