[Pm-utils] [patch commit] [015] POSIXification of pm-utils

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 11:43:28 PST 2008

2008/1/30, Till Maas <opensource at till.name>:
> On Wed January 30 2008, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
> > This is why i, for the SUSE packages, refuse to package up workaround hooks
> > and instead pushe them into the package that contains the broken driver or
> > the software that can not cope well with suspend. Thus the maintainer of
> > those packages clearly know they have a problem and have an incentive to
> > push upstream into fixing the bug. If this is not possible (ipw3945 comes
> > to mind), then at least users with sane hardware are not punished with ugly
> > workarounds that they don't even need).
> But this way for every distro the workaround needs to be created again instead
> of sharing the work/knowledge. I do not like this very much. Also I do not
> see much punishment in case there is a hook that only returns 1 instead of
> not beeing there at all. And also you already showed how easy it is to remove
> hooks that you may not need for your distro.

We could have a separate branch for those hacks (so distribution
maintainers can cherry pick if they want). I have to agree with
Stefan, that we should keep pm-utils as clean as possible by default
and not add every available workaround.


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