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Re: [opensuse-project] Novell internal programs on NON-OSS repository? (ie Novell Client)
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:12:11 +0100
  • Message-id: <hoej1jltro.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"Dominique Leuenberger" <Dominique.Leuenberger@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

Hi everybody,

Once more I would like to raise an issue with the Novell Client for
Linux. On 11.1 (Factory) I managed to install the beta version for 11.0.

Besides some hacks to circumvent some dependencies, I could install it
and 'logging in' to the tree is possible.

Nevertheless, copying files to a serever is not possible (df shows 0
bytes free... which I hope is only a joke).

The issue might come from the fact that novfs kernel module from the
linux client would be a later version, but fails to compile on a 2.6.27

Note: novfs is now part of our kernel tree:
pm -qlp kernel-default- |grep novfs

So, no need anymore for the kmp.

Suggestion for a solution:
-> Could we manage to bring those things in some official repositories
(maybe NON-OSS)? Several parts of the client are probably not gpl (even
though the kmp for example should be, as well as the yast plugin).

Having it in the repositories might spot errors a little bit earlier,
and we might finally end up with a version that actually works (the
client for 10.3 for example is still in a 'beta' stage as non-public
release, for 11.0 the integration with Nautilus is not working and for
11.1 it seems unusable at all).

It's almost a shame to see that the Novell own developed products suffer
so much of support on Novell's own (community) distribution. I
understand that the commercial products are more targeted at SLE

We could if they have the quality we need and get released at the right
time - and the last is one problem, we do not want to touch the official
repos after we released the goldmaster,

Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform / openSUSE, aj@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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