[Nut-upsdev] UPower: 95-upower-hid.rules update

Bastien Nocera hadess at hadess.net
Thu Jun 4 11:02:54 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-05-29 at 18:57 -0400, Charles Lepple wrote:
> On May 29, 2015, at 8:09 AM, Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> 
> wrote:
> > It would also be useful to include a full URL to the NUT Perl 
> > script
> > (to a git repository perhaps), so people don't need to check out 
> > the
> > full repo to update it.
> I'm not sure how useful the nut-usbinfo.pl script will be without the 
> NUT repository: it scans the NUT source files for certain macros 
> containing USB VIDs and PIDs.

In which case, a link to the repo would be more useful.

(the project page on github, and the path in the checked out repo).

> The NUT URL listed in the file 
> <https://github.com/networkupstools/nut/commits/master/scripts/upower/95-
> upower-hid.rules> refers to the history of a checked-in version of 
> the output of nut-usbinfo.pl. The file itself is two clicks away, but 
> if it would help, we could include that URL as well.
> We're certainly open to suggestions as to how we can handle this 
> better (the concept of checking in an auto-generated file irks me), 
> but for the benefit of those of us who aren't as familiar with 
> UPower, is there an introduction to how this information is used 
> outside of NUT?

Whitelisting UPSes amongst all the HID devices.
It sets UPOWER_BATTERY_TYPE=ups for UPower to read.

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