Bug 509464 - Request addition of the linux-gpib driver to yum
Request addition of the linux-gpib driver to yum
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-07-02 19:44 EDT by phatboye
Modified: 2010-12-05 01:45 EST (History)
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Description phatboye 2009-07-02 19:44:38 EDT
Description of problem: Request addition of the linux-gpib driver (http://linux-gpib.sourceforge.net/) to yum.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.2.11

How reproducible: always

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2009-07-03 19:32:17 EDT
The first step would likely be getting the kernel drivers upstream, if they are not already.
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2009-07-04 00:50:16 EDT
The drivers are not upstream.
Comment 3 Chuck Ebbert 2009-07-07 09:11:35 EDT
The drivers would need lots of work before acceptance upstream:
  They don't use standard PCI driver init methods.
  Keeps a private list of GPIB devices with private methods.
  Lots of style problems.

The source tarball is a mix of linux driver code and user library and utility code; I didn't look at the library and utilities.
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2009-07-14 13:46:50 EDT
Should we just close this as WONTFIX?
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:37:14 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 06:52:40 EDT
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Comment 7 RJ 2010-11-27 04:43:11 EST
Yes, It will be great if you add this drivers to Fedora OS.

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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 01:45:25 EST
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
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