[aur-general] AUR Comment for ipw2200-inject

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Fri May 8 21:42:13 EDT 2009

I'd say "obsolete" means "replaced by something strictly superior" or
otherwise "unnecesarry". As such, sure, why not remove them, if
they're clearly not needed. Whether the package in question is
obsolete or not is another matter.


On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 6:04 PM, James Rayner <iphitus at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 7:44 AM, JM <fijam at archlinux.us> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:59 PM,  <aur-notify at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>> from http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=14082
>>> BaSh wrote:
>>> simply $ sudo modprobe ipw2200 rtap_iface=1 works
>>> radiotap is enabled with kernel26 2.6.29
>>> this package is obsolete. removed
>> Hello,
>> The ipw2200-inject PKGBUILD integrated two patches:
>>    a) the radiotap interface patch
>>    b) the data packet injection patch
>> Since the packet injection patch had not been adapted to the current
>> in-kernel driver, the PKGBUILD used 1.2.2 release of the driver from
>> before it was included in the kernel. Radiotap, as Andrea pointed out,
>> was added only in 2.6.29 and that is why the first patch was also
>> included. AFAIK, it is the only way packet injection is possible with
>> ipw2200 hardware.
>> I would like to know how this package is obsolete.
> Since when were packages being removed from the AUR for being obsolete anyway?

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