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FS#27045 - Please, include psmouse-elantech (AUR) patch to kernel packages

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ernestas (ernetas) - Friday, 18 November 2011, 15:43 GMT
Last edited by Roman Kyrylych (Romashka) - Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 16:22 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Description: every time I upgrade linux kernel, I have to reapply psmouse-elantech. Could someone add this to the required patches for kernel before actually releasing official kernel package?
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Closed by  Roman Kyrylych (Romashka)
Tuesday, 29 November 2011, 16:22 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Jan de Groot (JGC) - Monday, 21 November 2011, 10:48 GMT
Technically that package is just a module, not a patch. You would save yourserlf rebuilding on every upgrade by pushing the modules in the correct directory. Look at nouveau-drm-lts for an example.

As for including it: no, not unless it's taken to linus kernel upstream. We also have an open bugreport for ALPS touchpads at which is also still not applied to our kernel and probably won't happen unless linus applied it to the upstream tree. Adding random patches to the same drivers will probably result in conflicts or other hardware that won't work anymore.