development tools and non-free drviers

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at
Thu Jan 19 19:14:53 GMT 2006

On do, 2006-01-19 at 11:02 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 07:56:21PM +0100, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> > On do, 2006-01-19 at 10:37 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to usen the -backports repository instead, by
> > > maintaining this as a package in dapper/universe?
> > 
> > I'd be happy to, but am not a MOTU/maintainer
> You've been around enough that you know where to go in order to get involved
> with those sorts of things. ;-)

Yes, and I am very tempted to do so. However, Ubuntu already takes a lot
of my time (which is not a bad thing) and I really have to get started
on my graduation project. So I don't really want to get involved with
that yet in order to save said project from a total failure.

> > , plus the packages are a bit icky since they are not built from an
> > orig.tar.gz but using the ati installer.
> Yes, it would be better to have a proper backportable l-r-m, and then the
> other drivers would be available as backports as well, for free.

In that case: I also have madwifi{,-ng} packages that actually work :)
(Breezy packages fail with 802.1x and dhcp, which is quite a cornercase
but for me a neccessary evil)

I will have a look at the current Dapper l-r-m and perhaps I'll contact
the backports team with a suggestion, but I can't make a promise about
Dennis K.
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