Debian Bug report logs - #560088
RFP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 20:24:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:24:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 20:23:15 +0000
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>

* Package name    : python-portio
  Version         : 0.4
  Upstream Author : Fabrizio Pollastri <f.pollastri@inrim.it>
* URL             : http://portio.inrim.it/
* License         : GPL-3+
  Programming Lang: Python, C
  Description     : low level port I/O for Linux

Wrapper for the port I/O macros like outb, inb and other provided by the C
library on Linux x86 platforms.




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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 22:39:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #10 received at 560088@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 560088@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#560088: ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 22:37:09 +0000
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On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 08:23:15PM +0000, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> * Package name    : python-portio
>   Version         : 0.4
>   Upstream Author : Fabrizio Pollastri <f.pollastri@inrim.it>
> * URL             : http://portio.inrim.it/
> * License         : GPL-3+
>   Programming Lang: Python, C
>   Description     : low level port I/O for Linux
> 
> Wrapper for the port I/O macros like outb, inb and other provided by the C
> library on Linux x86 platforms.

Honestly, this doesn't sound like something that should be encouraged.
inb and outb are the source of much incompatibility between
architectures, and any package depending on this one will be (likely
permanently) stuck to i386.

Is there something that you want to package that depends on this?

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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 23:18:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
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Message #15 received at 560088@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.ath.cx>
Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 560088@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#560088: ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 23:15:30 +0000
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On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 22:37 +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 08:23:15PM +0000, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> > * Package name    : python-portio
> >   Version         : 0.4
> >   Upstream Author : Fabrizio Pollastri <f.pollastri@inrim.it>
> > * URL             : http://portio.inrim.it/
> > * License         : GPL-3+
> >   Programming Lang: Python, C
> >   Description     : low level port I/O for Linux
> > 
> > Wrapper for the port I/O macros like outb, inb and other provided by the C
> > library on Linux x86 platforms.
> 
> Honestly, this doesn't sound like something that should be encouraged.
> inb and outb are the source of much incompatibility between
> architectures, and any package depending on this one will be (likely
> permanently) stuck to i386.

They're not really the source of much incompatibility, because people
rarely try to use them!

I have written a module like this myself for testing some new hardware.
On top of the low-level I/O, I defined classes for PCI devices and
register sets, and then wrote test cases using them.  It was a lot
easier to write those test cases in Python than it would have been in C.

> Is there something that you want to package that depends on this?

I do hope not; this should never be used in production.  But it may yet
be useful in hardware development.

Ben.

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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Tue, 08 Dec 2009 23:48:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>:
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Message #20 received at 560088@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org, 560088@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#560088: ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 23:42:53 +0000
2009/12/8 Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
> I do hope not; this should never be used in production.  But it may yet
> be useful in hardware development.
>
> Ben.
>

I'm working on a parallel LCD interface with my custom PCB and I
wanted interactive way to use parallel port. Found this decided to
package it for myself and anyone else.

Should my packaging be changed to i386 & amd64 only?

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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:36:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #25 received at 560088@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
To: Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>
Cc: 560088@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#560088: ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:35:21 +0000
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On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 23:42 +0000, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> 2009/12/8 Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>:
> > I do hope not; this should never be used in production.  But it may yet
> > be useful in hardware development.
> >
> > Ben.
> >
> 
> I'm working on a parallel LCD interface with my custom PCB and I
> wanted interactive way to use parallel port. Found this decided to
> package it for myself and anyone else.
> 
> Should my packaging be changed to i386 & amd64 only?

All architectures that support PCI provide some means to access PCI I/O
space.  It appears that glibc supports the in*() and out*() functions on
alpha, amd64, arm, ia64 and i386.

Ben.

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Bug#560088; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:47:18 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #30 received at 560088@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 560088@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: python-portio: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:06:43 +0000
retitle 560088 RFP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
noowner 560088
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of python-portio back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting python-portio, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 560088 ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux
 owner 560088 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <560088@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux' from 'ITP: python-portio -- low level port I/O for Linux' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:50:55 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Dmitrijs Ledkovs <dmitrij.ledkov@gmail.com>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:50:55 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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