Package: thinkfan
Version: 0.9.2-1
Severity: wishlist
Usertags: appstream-modalias


The thinkfan package is one of the packages in the Debian archive that
should be proposed for installation when a given hardware device
present.  Thanks to the appstream system, this can now be announced in a
way other tools can use and act on.  I've written the isenkram system to
ask the current user if hardware specific packages should be installed
when a new dongle is installed or already present on a machine, and
isenkram now uses appstream as one source for hardware to package

You can read more about this on my blog, 

Instructions on how to create the metadata XML file can be found in
<URL: >.

It would be great if you could add an appstream metainfo file to the
thinkfan package, with content similar to this:

  <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

This will suggest it on all thinkpads.  I notice from the description
that the package will work with any machine providing "the sysfs hwmon
interface".  Perhaps it is better to match on a kernel module using
'lkmodule:module' instead of the DMI information?

If there are other hardware ids or kernel modules also supported by the
package, please add those too. :)

Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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