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Old 07-13-2012, 07:33 PM
Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski
 
Default Ack: Provide v3.4 compat-wireless stack via LBM

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Old 07-13-2012, 08:04 PM
Brad Figg
 
Default Ack: Provide v3.4 compat-wireless stack via LBM

On 07/13/2012 10:04 AM, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> == Precise SRU Justification ==
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-backports-modules-3.2.0/+bug/1023566
>
> It has been requested we provide a v3.4 based compat-wireless stack for
> Precise via the linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 package. We already
> provide a v3.3 based compat-wireless stack for Precise so I see no
> reason why we should not also provide the v3.4 stack.
>
> I built some Precise LBM test packages for this and have received
> positive test confirmation in the bug report.
>
> ==Fix ==
>
> The following changes since commit 0c6834944a455a47fc09583ee330a7b23416685f:
>
> UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0-27.12 (2012-07-02 11:22:36 +0100)
>
> are available in the git repository at:
>
> git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-lbm.git lp1023566
>
> for you to fetch changes up to 4e59074fee206ae47a600f1c8b0424766a896861:
>
> UBUNTU: Add compat-wireless v3.4 (2012-07-12 12:49:44 -0700)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The following changes since commit 91b771db290634d350e30adb9cef7bbb415105d6:
>
> UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0.27.29 (2012-07-02 11:14:58 +0100)
>
> are available in the git repository at:
>
> git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-meta.git lp1023566
>
> for you to fetch changes up to f41a8b58ce6a4b34011440bc2b36312a7620fbfb:
>
> Add compat-wireless v3.4 meta package (2012-07-11 14:40:34 -0700)
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
> The above pull requests contain fixes to provide a v3.4 based
> compat-wireless stackfor the Precise linux-backports-modules-3.2.0
> package. I've also provided a secondary pull request to add the
> corresponding meta package as well.
>
> Please note that this is based on the latest v3.4.4 stable kernel and
> was manually created following the steps documented at:
>
> http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases
> <http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases>
>
> Manual creation was done because the compat-wireless archive did not
> appear to have a final v3.4 based tarball. The latest available was
> based on v3.4-rc3:
>
> http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4
> <http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4>
>
> Additionally, the request to add the v3.4 compat-wireless stack also
> specifically asked for the alx driver to be provided. This required the
> -p flag (ie apply the patches on the linux-next-pending directory) when
> running compat-wireless/scripts/gen-stable-release.sh .
>
> Lastly, in order to help make potential maintenance as well as upgrades
> easier, I've only used a 2 digit version scheme, ie 3.4, in the packaging.
>
> == Impact ==
> LBM is an elective install so there shouldn't be any potential for
> regression. For those who do choose to install, it will provide an
> updated compat-wireless stack and thus new drivers for supporting newer
> hardware. One example is the alx driver.
>
>
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