[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#810468: Bug#810468: xfce4-cellmodem-plugin: please switch to libusb 1.0
aurel32 at debian.org
Sat Jan 9 14:29:21 UTC 2016
On 2016-01-09 14:49, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On ven., 2016-01-08 at 19:39 +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > Package: xfce4-cellmodem-plugin
> > Version: 0.0.5-5
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > xfce4-cellmodem-plugin 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 xfce4-cellmodem-plugin 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
> > recommended.
> Actually the last non-l10n commit in upstream git is from 2009, so I'm pretty
> sure it doesn't support libusb1 and noone will code it. Considering the
> popcon, I guess it's safe to just remove it once it's start to be on the
> critical path.
Thanks for the answer. Given the number of packages still using libusb
0.1, it will probably take some time. I'll ping the bug once we have
less packages using the old library.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 4096R/1DDD8C9B
aurelien at aurel32.net http://www.aurel32.net
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