Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 426667
phones with more than 1 drives can't be accessed
Last modified: 2010-06-28 06:31:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Phones with more than 1 drive can't be accessed due to a strange char (greek
letter sho ϸ) between unit letters (for example /aϸ/c)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.plug your phone
2.start moto4lin and set the phone as P2K
3.press connect (in the status bar appears "Drive:/aϸ/c"); only a drive is
Char removed from source code to gain access to all drives in phones.
Model phone: Motorola v191.
Created attachment 290332 [details]
screenshot of problem
This is a bug in the software, not the packaging. This needs to be reported to
the moto4lin author, not to me, the Fedora packager.
Oh... Sorry for bother.
Thanks for your time!!
I've contacted the author, He told me to use the SVN version.
I've installed and works.
Also I wrote to fedora-devel-list and they suggested me to reopen the bug and
suggest: "suggest in the bug to either backport some patches from
the svn version (if anyone is able to track which changes in code fixes
the behaviour) or upgrading to svn snapshot completely."
I'm sorry, but this is still an upstream issue. The fact that the upstream
author has a patch that fixes this problem but is not releasing it in an
official release does not make this a packaging issues, IMHO.
It is my position that bugs like this need to be fixed by an upstream release,
particularly in cases like this. Because upstream fixes help all distributions,
and Fedora, effectively, forking it does not.
I don't believe it is Fedora's place to be tracking svn. Does the upstream
maintainer have a good reason for not having a real release that fixes this?
If someone from fedora-devel thinks this should be tracking SVN, they should
re-open this and take assignment on the bug.
Generally speaking, if the maintainer of Fedora side thinks that
there is a good reason that he/she should release beta/svn/etc version
on stable blanches (Fedora 8/7), no one can stop it.
Reopening this again, over a year has passed and still no fix even in the F12 devel branch. Given that upstream is clearly not doing regular releases, it is your responsibility as a maintainer to apply the fix from upstream SVN or upgrade to SVN outright.
> Dead Or Unresponsive Upstream Projects - In cases where upstream projects are
> either dead or unresponsive, it might be acceptable to patch the software. If
> upstream is dead, you might want to consider sharing patches with other
> distributions or taking over maintenance if you have the time, skills, and
> interest. Be wary of maintaining software with no upstream since all the burden
> of maintaining the codebase as well as packaging issues are with you. If
> upstream is unresponsive and many distributions are deviating significantly, it
> might be a opportunity for a cross distribution fork (Similar to XFree86 and
If you aren't doing this, you aren't doing your job as a packager and should orphan the package, or you will be considered a non-responsive packager. Closing real bugs as WONTFIX is not acceptable.
bug 479984 might be able to be closed if the current SVN is used for moto4lin.
Looking at the SVN, their are two branches, one for the update of QT.
Ubuntu is using the SVN. Maybe their fixes can help ease the patching.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Inkscape is working from the SVN.
gstat is working from the SVN.
There are many other applications that are using SVN instead of being stuck in limbo. At least they work.
Hopefully there will be un update.
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