About udev-145: new features / extras and kernel requirements
On Montag, 9. November 2009, Mart Raudsepp wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-08-30 at 16:11 +0200, Matthias Schwarzott wrote:
> > Hi there!
> A late hello,
> > Second point: udev-145 bundles a lot of new extras, but they can only be
> > enabled/disabled all or nothing.
> > These extras are:
> > * udev-acl: Apply consolekit permissions to devices for users (audio,
> > video, joysticks, scanner, cameras, ...)
> > * usb-db: Provide udev-rules with device names of pci and usb devices
> > * hid2hci: Special utility to fix resume of some hid devices
> > * keymap: Auto-configure model specific keys found on many laptops
> > ("brightness up", "next song", "www browser", or "suspend")
> > * modem-modeswitch: Switch modems that provide virtual cd-drive with
> > drivers to modem mode
> I think the thread hasn't seen an answer to the question of when these
> are actually used or useful, as asked in another subthread as well.
> > * gudev: glib/gobject support for libudev
> Would it be possible to have this in a separate package? Of course then
> with a temporary compatibility PDEPEND on it with udev[extras] until
> packages needing gudev migrate over.
The question is: DO we really need to split udev that upstream bundled into
> And what of the above listed other things besides core udev does gudev
> require or potentially use?
To be answered by someone else, I do not need these yet.