[Mageia-dev] Yet another list of missing packages

xi ctrl.alt.sup at free.fr
Thu Mar 10 17:41:49 CET 2011

Michael Scherer wrote:
> Le jeudi 10 mars 2011 à 16:44 +0100, xi a écrit :
>> Michael Scherer wrote:
>>> Le jeudi 10 mars 2011 à 11:00 +0100, Anne nicolas a écrit :
>>>> Hi there
>>>> I've tried to formalize a list of missing packages:
>>>> http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=missing_packages
>>>> These are packages included in rpmsrate file but not available in
>>>> Mageia. So basically they should be included in isos depending on
>>>> weight. Please follow pattern if you want to contribute it will help
>>>> also to clean rpmsrate.
>>>> These packages are not mandatory but please do not forget to add
>>>> reason if there are not to be imported.
>>> I think we should do some cleaning. 
>>> - zcip is dead upstream ( but I imported before seeing this )
>>> - rpm-rebuilder is IMHO not used much 
>>> - zaptel-* are deprecated, that's now called dadhi 
>>> - rio500, does people still have this hardware ?
>>> - sndconfig, same question ( afaik, it serve to configure isa sound
>>> cards )
>>> There is also a lot of hardware related software, can people check if
>>> this is still used ?
>> Hi,
>> Sorry to disturb your discussion. Just a few word about me : I am 
>> following this list since the beginning and I am a "from the outset" 
>> mandrake / mandriva user.
> You don't disturb, no problem.
>> The reason for my e-mail: I am still using sndconfig on PIII machines in 
>> ordre to configure the sound, so please don't remove it.
>> The more global goal of my messages is : please don't remove packages 
>> that you think "useless" too fast. The availability of these "small 
>> details" (as sndconfig) are the thinks that makes me feeling happy or 
>> angry about a distribution ;-)
> So I assume that you ( or tux99 ) are ready to test it, or better to
> maintain it ?
> Because I do not have the hardware to test, do not plan to try to find
> it, and my time is quite limited. So I will not work on it if I cannot
> check that it work, and if no one does the job, it doesn't happen by
> itself.

Same as Tux99 here: I have two old PIII PC with ISA sound cards, both 
running a mandriva 2008 for multimedia purposes.

Ok to test, but I can't promise I will do that as fast as you would need...
Basically, I will test alpha2 ISO and report whether this package works 
or not. Is it ok for the Mageia "schedule"?


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