[arch-dev-public] [signoff] rp-pppoe 3.10-1

Daniel Isenmann daniel.isenmann at gmx.de
Thu Jul 24 09:50:43 EDT 2008

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 14:27:51 +0200
Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:

> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> > On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Daniel Isenmann
> > <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> above package is in testing for both archs. Please signoff. I can't
> >> test the package because I don't use it, I have a router and not
> >> connected directly on the line.
> > 
> > If no one uses this, you can take my awesome "blame me if crap be
> > broken" signoff
> I wonder why this is in core anyway. PPPoE connections can be 
> established with the pppd package alone. The only advantages this 
> package has are:
> 1) A fancy configuration script. With pppd only, you'd have to read 
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PPPoE_Setup_with_pppd and set it
> up. We could include some example configuration like this in the pppd 
> package though.
> 2) A PPPoE server. We don't need that in core.
> With pppd, the PPPoE protocol is handled in the kernel (while
> rp-pppoe does it in userspace), so pppd probably has less overhead
> anyway.
> I vote for db-move rp-pppoe core extra.

I can't give any comments on that. I really don't use it and have never
used it. 

I trust your statement. Any complains about moving to extra? If no, you
can move it.


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