libusb and usbutils
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Dec 29 09:03:55 PST 2008
Matthew Burgess wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2008 02:14:14 -0600, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We have a problem with libusb and usbutils.
>> libusb has released 1.0.0 on 2008-12-13.
>> usbutils is at version 0.73 released on 2007-10-24.
>> 1. Just leave out usbutils for now.
>> 2. Revert to the earlier version of libusb.
>> 3. Try to hack usbutils to use the new libusb. Looking at the code, this
>> non-trivial and I don't have the time or inclination to do it.
>> 4. Try to install both the old and new versions simultaneously.
>> 5. There is a libusb-compat-0.1 compatibility layer. It aims to look,
>> feel and
>> behave exactly like libusb-0.1. As it is a replacement, you cannot install
>> alongside libusb-0.1 on the same system.
> FWIW, I went with 5) when I stumbled across this, and haven't had any issues
> with it. If/when the other packages are updated to work with the latest
> version of libusb's API, it then becomes a simple job of just removing the
> compatibility package from the book.
> (ccing blfs-dev, please post follow-ups there).
Thanks Matt. The initial post was obviously posted to the wrong list.
I have *got* to stop working so late...
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