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

Aurelien Jarno aurel32 at debian.org
Fri Jan 8 18:38:12 UTC 2016

Package: lirc
Version: 0.9.0~pre1-1.2
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

lirc has a build-depends on libusb-dev. A few years ago upstream
has released a new major version libusb 1.0 with a different API which
aims to fix design deficiencies with USB 2.0 and 3.0 in mind.

The old libusb 0.1 package is not supported upstream anymore and should
be considered deprecated.

If lirc supports the new libusb 1.0 library, please consider
switching the build-depends from libusb-dev to libusb-1.0-0-dev. If not
please inform upstream that porting the software to the new API is


Aurelien Jarno                          GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
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