[arch-dev-public] rfkill package

James Rayner james at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 9 22:01:45 EST 2010

On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 22:57 +0100, "Thomas Bächler" <thomas at archlinux.org>
> I noticed that the rfkill package is in community now (very good).
> However, I have been asked if it was possible to make a few improvements:
> 1) Add a rfkill group (or use an existing group) and allow that group to
> write /dev/rfkill using udev (if we add a group, we should do that in
> the filesystem package, not the rfkill package). Apparently, some
> desktop applications would like to set the rfkill state, so this way we
> could allow that.
> 2) Add an init script that can optionally unblock wifi, bluetooth or
> anything else on boot. In the past, some devices were soft-blocked on
> boot by default (is this still an issue?), so this could be improved.
> Maybe we should even move this to extra or even core. Giovanni, this
> seems to be your package, what do you think?

I started reworking netcfg a few weeks ago to use this instead of the
deprecated sysfs interface and was planning to introduce it as an
opt-dep in [extra]. So extra or core is fine. 


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