Plan for tomorrows (20070726) FESCO meeting

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at
Thu Jul 26 15:36:36 UTC 2007

On 26.07.2007 17:26, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 17:17 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> [...] 
>> But users and packagers want some modules that do not head upstream in
>> the near future -- let's take the lirc kernel-modules as example,
>> where the lirc-upstream afaik is not actively working on getting the
>> code into linus kernel. Nobody else is doing that either. I'd prefer
>> to not have stuff like that in fedora's kernel rpm, as that could soon
>> and in a major maintenance nightmare, which we all want to avoid
>> afaics. 
> It doesn't become any _less_ of a nightmare just because you ship it
> separately.

I'd even say the nightmare is a bit bigger.

> If we don't want it Fedora's kernel RPM, then we don't want
> it in Fedora at all.

Users want it and we have people wanting to package and maintain those
drivers. So let's give them a playing area with a big fat warning sign.
That's IMHO way better to leave them out in the cold.


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