envy needs to pull drivers from multiverse, not PPA

Bug #220385 reported by Kees Cook on 2008-04-21
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
envyng-core (Ubuntu)
Alberto Milone

Bug Description

Binary package hint: envyng-core

Envy's drivers need to come from multiverse. Regular QA and sponsoring should not be time-consuming to obtain when doing bleeding-edge driver updates. Repeated from bug 210112:

Security concerns: while people using Envy are already directly installing software from a non-official repository, if they switch to EnvyNG, they are no less safe. However, since EnvyNG is installable from the repo directly now, it is likely there will be more people installing it, which means more people will be potentially vulnerable to a breach of the PPA driver updates. It would be better if updates were being reviewed by motu or core-dev for issues. Doing full testing is out of scope, since the whole purpose of envy is to provide bleeding-edge drivers.

License concerns: are the drivers in the PPA redistributable? I assume so, since they're in a PPA. If so, why can't they be put into multiverse? They don't change so often that it would be a burden to do SRUs for them, especially if a standing SRU exception was made for Envy drivers.

Related branches

Kees Cook (kees) on 2008-04-21
Changed in envyng-core:
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04
status: New → Confirmed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2008-04-21
description: updated
Changed in envyng-core:
assignee: nobody → albertomilone
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Alberto Milone (albertomilone) wrote :

EnvyNG no longer enables my PPA but tries to enable both universe and multiverse. It's all in revision 45 of the bzr branch of envyng-core:

As regards the drivers I have modified only the debian/control.stub.in and the changelog. If you want to check them you can get the source code from my PPA:

Scott Kitterman (kitterman) wrote :

Ack from motu-release for upload.

John Dong (jdong) wrote :

Looks good to me, uploaded.

NOTE: I added an extra blank line in the changelog (after the 1st line) for formatting consistency. I suggest that you consider doing the same in bzr :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package envyng-core - 1.1.1ubuntu11

envyng-core (1.1.1ubuntu11) hardy; urgency=low

  * Fix (LP: #220385)
  * Remove envyng.list since multiverse is used instead of the PPA
  * Make sure that checkRepositories() enables both universe and multiverse

 -- Alberto Milone (tseliot) <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Apr 2008 10:24:34 +0200

Changed in envyng-core:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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