[Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#810445: lirc: please switch to libusb 1.0

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 12:02:30 UTC 2016

On Sat, 9 Jan 2016 01:20:15 +0100 Aurelien Jarno <aurel32 at debian.org> wrote:
 > On 2016-01-09 01:05, Stefan Lippers-Hollmann wrote:

 > > I'm asking because there are two options:
 > >
 > > - pushing the current upstream version, with a transition, involving
 > > around 30 rdepends, needing sourceful uploads for most of them, and
 > > a rather complex device specific config migration, plus some pending
 > > packaging work
 > >
 > > or
 > >
 > > - backporting (looks to be pretty reasonable) the necessary changes 
 > > libusb 1.0 to lirc 0.9.0 (or 0.9.1, which 'only' needs the config
 > > migration, but not the library transition and the corresponding
 > > transition slot).

Some time later, the current upstream version is indeed pushed. This 
resolves a lot of issues, but not this.

Upstream  is still using the 0.1 interfaces. On Fedora, these are 
implemented by a compatibility package on top of the modern 1.0 library. 
However, I have understood that this is not the Debain Way. That said, I 
don't really see the resources upstream which are willing to undertake 
the 0.1 -> 1.0 transition. Part of the problem is that here is driver 
code which requires specific hardware to test.

That is, is it really, really impossible to use the compatibility 
package which actually works on Fedora to resolve this?


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