Bug#654818: Alevt

Andreas Rottmann a.rottmann at gmx.at
Mon Jan 16 21:34:24 UTC 2012

Tobias Grimm <tobias.grimm at e-tobi.net> writes:

> Hello Andreas!
> You probably have noticed #654818 already.
> Alevt doesn't seem to be upstream-maintained anymore and Uwe Bugla has
> published an updated fork within the dvb-apps suite of utilities.
Note that I have already (so far unsucessfully) requested adoption for
alevt (RFA #532093).

> This now leads to a conflict between the two packages. We could:
> a) Declare these packages conflicting
> b) You could co-maintain linuxtv-dvb-apps, drop the alevtv source package
>    and build it from the linuxtv-dvb-apps sources
> c) Drop alevtv all together and replace it by dvb-apps
> What do you think?
>From my POV, option (c) would be the most desirable.  Are the binaries
provided by dvb-apps a drop-in replacement for the ones coming from the
alevt package?  If so, simply dropping alevt after adding a "Provides:
alevt" to dvb-apps would be the best solution IMHO.

Regards, Rotty
Andreas Rottmann -- <http://rotty.yi.org/>

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