[OpenWrt-Devel] Build currently broken when using usbutils

Bjørn Mork bjorn at mork.no
Sun Jul 1 07:34:11 EDT 2018

Jon Burgess <jburgess777 at gmail.com> writes:
> On Fri, 2018-06-29 at 16:46 +0200, Bjørn Mork wrote:
>> Koen Vandeputte <koen.vandeputte at ncentric.com> writes:
>> > This looks like a good up-to-date candidate to replace it (or to
>> > replace the mirror contents on OpenWrt with the contents of this
>> > one)
>> > http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids
>> > 
>> > 
>> > Anyone with objections?
>> I believe the problem with that one is that there is the same as with
>> the mirrors: No version info in the path.  So the build will break
>> every
>> time the database is updated.
> Fedora gets the usb.ids from its hwdata package which uses files from:
> Source: https://github.com/vcrhonek/hwdata/archive/v%{version}.tar.gz
> URL:    https://github.com/vcrhonek/hwdata
> Where version is currently 0.312

Forgive the possibly stupid question: Why not simply copy this file into
the usbutils package?  It's not like the file can be updated without
changing the package anyway, so I fail to see the advantage of pointing
to some other arbitrary site doing periodical downloads.


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