Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 924442
please patch spec file to enable newer versions of acpixtract to be made available
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:32:00 EST
Created attachment 714055 [details]
patch for spec file to add alternatives usage
Description of problem:
This package provides a very, very old version of acpixtract (2010 vintage)
while much newer versions are available (2013-02-14, to be precise). At the
same time, the acpidump command provided appears nowhere else.
If this package would use the alternatives mechanism for acpixtract, both
both versions could be easily provided. A patch is provided to do so.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
All current versions.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install pmtools
2. Install a version of the proposed acpica-tools package (see BZ#904843)
There will be a /usr/sbin/acpixtract and a /usr/bin/acpixtract (that is
actually linked to /usr/bin/acpixtract-acpica as an alternative).
One /usr/bin/acpixtract that can provide either acpixtract-pmtools or
acpixtract-acpica as an alternative.
It is possible that this package is dead upstream, or that it is not
seriously maintained upstream -- thus the age of the binaries provided.
However, acpidump as provided by this package seems to have no upstream
alternative so making this package go away does not seem practical. Ergo,
making the acpixtract binary use the alternatives system seems to be the
way to go.
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