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Bug 428158

Summary: net-wireless/mbm-gpsd; net-wireless/mbm-gps-control new ebuilds
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Christian Samsel <csamsel>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Default Assignee for New Packages <maintainer-wanted>
Status: UNCONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement CC: flameeyes
Priority: Normal Keywords: EBUILD
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/mbm/index.php?title=MBM
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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Attachments: mbm-gpsd ebuild
mbm-gps-control ebuild
mbm-gps-control patch

Description Christian Samsel 2012-07-26 10:20:25 UTC
These are required to use the GPS receiver found on serveral mobile broadband cards, like the Dell 5530 et al. 

as the gps receiver is found on a wireless card i'd suggest

net-wireless/mbm-gpsd (sci-geosciences does not seem approriate)

Unfortunately upstream does not provide packages nor version numbers so the ebuild uses the git repository.

mbm-gpsd-9999.ebuild has an issue with the udev rule, but i dont know how to fix that.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Christian Samsel 2012-07-26 10:21:17 UTC
Created attachment 319282 [details]
mbm-gpsd ebuild
Comment 2 Christian Samsel 2012-07-26 10:21:41 UTC
Created attachment 319284 [details]
mbm-gps-control ebuild
Comment 3 Christian Samsel 2012-07-26 10:22:07 UTC
Created attachment 319286 [details, diff]
mbm-gps-control patch
Comment 4 Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-07-26 14:18:13 UTC
Okay I would be interested because I happen to own such a laptop and card... but can you see if it's possible to have a non-live ebuild? If you can make a snapshot, and you feel like you could proxy co-maintain this I'd be happy to get them in.

(I just need to find a cheap SIM card in the US to put on this laptop..)
Comment 5 Christian Samsel 2012-07-26 19:36:10 UTC
well i guess i will contact upstream first... maybe they think the same anyways. i suppose without releases they wont get it in any distro anyways. i'll report back. if that does not work we can still point releasing ourselfs.
Comment 6 Christian Samsel 2012-07-30 07:31:23 UTC
I ask on the mailing list and the developer directly, no response. i guess we have to work it out on our on. i will prepare a snapshot and ebuilds.