[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] rp-pppoe 3.10-1
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Thu Jul 24 12:13:59 EDT 2008
On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 10:31 -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Daniel Isenmann
> <daniel.isenmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> > 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
> >> >> 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
> >> up. We could include some example configuration like this in the
> >> 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
> > used it.
> > I trust your statement. Any complains about moving to extra? If no,
> > can move it.
> Maybe we should ask the users who actually use it - see if there is
> any rational reason they *depend* on it as opposed to pppd
Please keep this package in core. It's very easy to use and helps a lot
when you need connection from cd. Direct pppd usage is harder if you
have no internet access to get documentation.
Keeping rp-pppoe in core cd is very convenient so please consider
Thank you in advance,
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