Package Details: roger-router 2.2.1-1

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Package Base: roger-router
Description: Journal, Fax-Software and Call-Monitor for AVM FRITZ!Box or compatible
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Keywords: fax fritzbox router
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: roger, rogerrouter
Provides: roger=2.2.1, rogerrouter=2.2.1
Submitter: phw
Maintainer: sgar
Last Packager: sgar
Votes: 18
Popularity: 1.06
First Submitted: 2013-10-21 08:49
Last Updated: 2020-10-27 19:15

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phw commented on 2019-05-28 08:33

I have finally updated the package to 2.1.0. It was a bit of a PITA, since it requires older versions of gssdp and gupnp, but those are in the AUR now, too.

Fax printer setup is greatly simplified in Roger Router 2, you just need to run:

lpadmin -p Roger-Router-Fax -m drv:///sample.drv/generic.ppd -v socket://localhost:9100/ -E -o PageSize=A4

No need to fiddle with groups or spooling device anymore.

Apart from that I am actually looking for someone who is willing to co-maintain this package with me. The last months made it clear that I lack the time to do bigger updates, and the changes with Roger Router 2 are quite significant. Also upstream, understandible, is focusing on the Flatpak distribution, hence build requirements and build procedure are no longer as clearly documented. For now I think this PKGBUILD is fine, but there could be some tuning in regards to what dependencies are really needed on runtime.

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phw commented on 2013-11-05 17:40

Thanks for the feedback. I have added libpeas as a runtime dependency. For your other two problems:

libsecret: I cannot reproduce the problem here, works as expected for me. I suspect it is related to the backend libsecret uses to store the passwords. I am currently using gnome-keyring, what do you have installed? Removing libsecret is another option, but your passwords would be stored unencrypted and you have quite likely other packages depending on libsecret installed anyway. But I would really prefer not to remove the libsecret plugin.

That /var/spool/roger get's removed all the time is strange and doesn't make much sense. It is created during installation and is just a directory. Do you have anything running that might remove the directory? Or is /var/spool mounted in RAM maybe?

OldShatterhand commented on 2013-11-05 17:05

hi, can you please add libpeas as (build)dependency? Roger won't compile without it.
Also it would be very helpful if you could either include removing "/usr/lib[64]/routermanager/plugins/secret/" in your PKGBUILD or fix the problem that Roger has with the libsecret from Arch ( ; I have the same issue as described there (in German) on arch).
Additionally I'd like to ask if I'm the only one where "/var/spool/roger" disappear after each reboot or if that is a "normal" problem.