[arch-dev-public] Move the catalyst drivers from extra to AUR/Community

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 12:38:08 EST 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Eduardo Romero <k3nsai at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-02-26 at 11:01 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> Hmm. My thinkpad has an ATI card in it, and I stopped using the
>> catalyst drivers a LONG time ago (a year? I know Travis was still
>> packaging them when I stopped).
>> So, I guess my actual usage follows this pattern, so maybe it's the
>> right way to go.
>> Still, I wonder if this is going to anger a lot of people. Probably,
>> but if they're using catalyst right now they're probably angry at it
>> already :)
>> I'm all for removing shitty packages, but I fear that moving it to
>> community would be simply moving the shit around instead of dealing
>> with it. Perhaps, at this juncture, it would make more sense in the
>> AUR (we'd have to kindly ask the TUs not to package it though).
> My reason for it to go to community is so a TU can dedicate attention to
> it, Andreas does not want to waste time on fixing this drivers as they
> are of no particular interest to him. Maybe a TU in community can apply
> patches to make the x86_64 9.2 release to work. But well, I'm fine with
> moving them to AUR, there are some distributions that do not provide
> catalyst at all in any form, comes to mind paldo GNU/Linux.

Well, I guess what I was saying is: *can* we even fix it? I mean, if
they release a broken driver, we can't exactly patch some closed
source blob

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