Including usb-modeswitch in default installation?

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at
Sun Feb 7 14:16:34 UTC 2010


a) Is anyone aware of some earlier discussions on the topic wrt Ubuntu
and b) Would everyone agree that it would make a lot of sense?

3G broadband usage is incredibly popular nowadays at least around
here, and usb-modeswitch is a must have for a majority (?) of new 3G
modems these days. It's a very simple addition of udev rules, and
requires nothing else besides having it installed - the 3G modem will
show up in Network Manager.

Any objections or observations for a MIR (main inclusion request) of
usb-modeswitch and inclusion on the default installation of Ubuntu
10.04 LTS? Binary package size is 30kB + 10kB (data).


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