[Nut-upsdev] Re: checking for libusb in configure.in

Peter Selinger selinger at mathstat.dal.ca
Sun Dec 3 22:34:32 CET 2006

Sure, that's as easy as enclosing lines 447-526 in an "if" test for

The reason I tested for the USB libraries unconditionally is that I
thought in the future, we may want to go the opposite route: if
neither --with-usb nor --without-usb is given, then check for the
requisite libraries and enable USB drivers by default if they are

--with-drivers=all is the default, so there should not be a need to
specify this option explicitly. Perhaps we should get rid of the "all"
terminology and just use the empty string instead. The point is that
"all" means "the user has not requested any particular specific
drivers".  If you really want to build all drivers, then specify

-- Peter

Charles Lepple wrote:
> Peter,
> similar to the OpenSSL test and "with_ssl", can we make the libusb
> test in configure.in depend on "with_usb=yes"?
> It's not as important as not linking against OpenSSL unless requested,
> but it caused a bit of confusion when I was trying to rebuild. I
> forgot that "--with-drivers=all" does not imply "--with-usb", and it
> was not registering that the libusb checks might be called regardless
> of whether --with-usb was set.
> I will do the testing and such, but I wanted to ask you before I work
> on a patch (especially since there is that "innocent until proven
> guilty" comment in there).
> -- 
> - Charles Lepple

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