[RFC]: please review once again, crda + wireless-regdb

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Wed Mar 10 18:01:36 UTC 2010

On 03/04/2010 01:12 AM, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:17 AM, Kel Modderman<kel at otaku42.de>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> crda:
>> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/c/crda/crda_1.1.1-1.dsc
>> svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-wpa/crda/trunk
>> Changes since last review:
>> * packaged independently
>> * contains patch (sent already for discussion) which ensures that runtime
>>   verification always works when new wireless-regdb package is upgraded (thus
>>   installing a new pubkey)
>> wireless-regdb:
>> http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/w/wireless-regdb/wireless-regdb_2009.11.25-1.dsc
>> svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-wpa/wireless-regdb/trunk
>> Changes since last review:
>> * packaged independently
>> * regulatory.bin is always generated, a one time key is always generated. I do
>>   not like the idea of installing the prebuilt regulatory.bin binary _at_all_.
>>   This makes things simpler (eg, no need to workaround binary-includes) and
>>   safer (no assumption needs to be made about integrity of John's system which
>>   built and signed binary, modifications to db.txt always take effect)
>> If the review of patch + packages is positive will go forward with the ITP
>> red-tape (and add these to changelog of each package) and wishlist bug for
>> Linux source package maintained by debian-kernel for
>> CONFIG_WIRELESS_OLD_REGULATORY to be unset and to recommend/suggest crda.
> Sorry just this right now, my gmail filters are new and didn't pick up
> on this until now. Will take a closer look tomorrow in the morning but
> one comment so far. I see you have managed to split up the packages,
> Ubuntu currently ships just one package. Since I take it is ideal for
> Ubuntu/Debian to ship the same package will Debian's have to replace
> Ubuntu's? If so I think this is possible if both packages supersede
> the Ubuntu wirleess-crda package, I forget the keyword used on
> debian/control for that.
> Tim, is it too late to make any changes for Lucid? Debian will be
> shiping 2.6.32, would be nice if Debian's package was synched with
> Ubuntu for both releases on 2.6.32.
>    Luis

Luis - Lucid is well past the point where I can make big packaging 
changes. I'm quite happy with the way CRDA/regdb works and am 
comfortable relying on John's key to prove regulatory sanity.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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