Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 462126
remove isdn4k-utils from default install
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:15:47 EDT
Please change the isdn4k-utils packagereq to optional in the dial-up group. The reason explained to me years ago was that users in Europe still use ISDN and it should be in the default install. A random sampling at FUDCon Brno 2008 showed otherwise. Most users are on PPP or DSL links.
BRI (ISDN-2) is dead for data in Denmark. There are possibly a few router-based ones left, but they won't be running Linux on the router anyway. For voice, BRI (ISDN-2) still exists, but it is dying fast. PRI (ISDN-30, E1) is still in use both for voice and for data, but I don't think isdn4k-utils does anything for PRI?
I am fairly sure that the situation is the same in the other Scandinavian countries. Telia won't install BRI in Sweden anymore, AFAIK, not even for a data dialup.
Yup, same in Finland. I haven't heard anybody here so much as mention ISDN in several years, never mind actually using it. Based on a quick googling around, it seems to be largely impossible to buy an ISDN connection even if you wanted to.
In Norway ISDN is almost removed from the market, DSL links is the norm.
Laptops with wireless cards and a wireless router connected to a DSL link is the
most popular combo right now. Hence we need quality drivers for wireless cards and a bug free NetworkManager. Support for suspend and hibernate is also important in this market.
A new trend here is links over the UMTS 3G network, better support in this area would be nice.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Fixed in CVS.