First of all, let me say that autospec is a very elegant tool. After some
time learning the quirks of it, my setup here is flying!
With that said, is it really a hard sell asking for more git integration,
e.g, the possibility to build from a specific commit point?
I understand the policy to work with release tarballs, and I know we can
easily point to master tarballs from github and gitlab.
But still, I think it would make it way more flexible and it would be
beneficial for the community and for the distribution as well.
We would be able to test pre-releases without manually patching stuff, with
more control over the packages with slow release tags (e.g., xserver and
others), and sometimes we do have stability and security fixes on git
without a release tag.
From the community point of view, I think it would help to reduce the
traction we have now on the CL adoption and 3rd party repositories.
I have a very ugly patch to do this here, but it would be nice having a
more elegant solution from upstream. Sorry, but I am trying hard to sell
I had to connect through a PPTP VPN and, currently, we don't have the
I don't know whether you have interest to include this old plugin, but here
are the spec files for review for NetworkManager-pptp and its
It took some time to figure out that libnm-gtk and libnm-glib are now
deprecated in network-manager-applet. Everything should use libnma now.
patching the configure file and configuring with --without-libnm-glib
solved the issue
I've patched the prefix and moved the /etc files to /usr/share/ppp. But I'm
sure it is not enough to make 100% stateless.
I had to manually create the /dev/ppp node to connect
sudo mknod /dev/ppp c 108 0
I wonder if this should've been created somewhere else (like ppp pkg) or
here the client.
I am a Lisp programmer, most of my development activities revolve around and within the development environment (Lisp REPL + editor OR Emacs + SLIME/Sly).
I would like to contribute towards building packages for Clear Linux rather than asking someone else to.
I solicit suggestions/recommendations for study material which would teach me how to go about learning how to build Makefiles, etc.?