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Bug 69551 - pwc/pwcx: at least use the latest version with source code
Summary: pwc/pwcx: at least use the latest version with source code
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Highest enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Patrick Kursawe (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-10-30 14:26 UTC by Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-11-05 10:54 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-30 14:26:51 UTC
Kernel >=2.6.8 doesn't support Philips webcams... we all know why. Even though that, we could use the latest pwc/pwcx version instead of the obsolete ones... (we have version 8.x in portage instead of 9.x). I'd like to ask the REMOVAL of usb-pwcx as it DOES NOT WORK (at least) with gcc >=3.4. The sources that would replace usb-pwcx are the following:


Thanks for your time :)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-31 17:54:52 UTC
My mistake... the codes I've explicited are to be compiled inside the kernel. I'd like to ask the gentoo kernel team if it would be possible to add these sources in the next release of the kernel.
Comment 2 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-04 22:46:36 UTC
No, get the upstream kernel maintainer to take the patch.

So far _no one_ has sent him a patch, even though he has asked for one.

Do that, and then all distros benifit.
Comment 3 Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-05 02:27:18 UTC
I alredy read that the kernel maintainer refused to use it because of the fact that this code is unmaintained. What to do?
Comment 4 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-05 07:15:48 UTC
Of course it must be maintained, why would you expect the USB maintainer to 
to accept code that isn't going to be supported over time?  Gentoo has the
same requirement, it's normal.

If you are willing to do this, great, submit the patch.  If not, find someone
who is.

Trust me, all the USB kernel maintainer wants, is someone who will be willing to
step up and maintain the driver.  He is a reasonable person, for the most
part :)

Anyway, this is not a gentoo specific thing.
Comment 5 Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-05 10:54:06 UTC
Not enough time ATM.