[CentOS-devel] RPM Contribution
dag at centos.org
Mon May 11 20:15:28 UTC 2009
On Mon, 11 May 2009, David Dreggors wrote:
> Marcus Moeller wrote:
>> I would suggest to use the same username as in the Wiki (when time
>> comes we have to merge/dupe them, otherwise)
> Thanks Marcus, I created the account (DavidDreggors) on the Dasha site.
> The main Dasha wiki page says:
> "Anyone can submit a driver for inclusion into the dasha images. In
> order to do so, create an account for yourself here and send an email to
> the centos-developers mailing list ( link ) with details of the driver
> you would like to get included. You will then get an svn account where
> you can directly import the drivers and the associated Makefiles and
> config scripts required to make it build. "
> I have the account and have already sent the request here. Is there
> anything else I need to do?
> How/what do I have to do once I get the svn account?
> What files do I need to upload?
> I have already sent this list the spec and src.rpm. The source code us
> not changed from the snapshot downloaded from snapshots.madwifi-project.org.
> The driver is an RPM of the latest snapshot of madwifi. I do not own the
> source code I just created the rpm and used it on a fresh install
> here on my laptop.
> The need for this driver is for anyone using a laptop (or other) that
> has the Atheros AR5007EG wireless card. The stock ath5k kernel module
> does not support this card.
> Currently the only module that works well is madwifi. I have tried the
> kmod-ath5k from the elrepo-testing repo, which does work, but locks your
> machine up solid when bringing down the interface. Not a good solution yet.
David, please report details about your hardware to the existing Red Hat
ath5k module freezes when interface is brought down
We have to get this fixed upstream and once it is, we will have a
working kmod-ath5k in the same effort :-)
Besides as far as I have tested, the madwifi solution (for newer
Atheros hardware) replaces some of the other wireless infrastructure and
thus breaks other wireless drivers and is impossible to package properly
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