[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#572931: acpi-support: Switch from dmidecode to /sys

Hans Spaans hans.spaans at nexit.nl
Sun Mar 7 18:27:34 UTC 2010

Package: acpi-support
Version: 0.133-1
Severity: wishlist

Hash: SHA1

Linux itself provides an interface to query data that otherwise is
provided by "dmidecode" running with uid 0. This interface can be
found under /sys and is there since Lenny.

Please consider switching like the package "edac-utils" as I currently
don't have access to an ASUS and/or IBM laptop to provide you with a

The following files depend on dmidecode:


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=nl_NL.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages acpi-support depends on:
ii  acpi-support-base            0.133-1     scripts for handling base ACPI eve
ii  acpid                        1:2.0.2-1   Advanced Configuration and Power I
ii  libc6                        2.10.2-6    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-23      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  pm-utils                     1.3.0~rc3-2 utilities and scripts for power ma
ii  x11-xserver-utils            7.5+1       X server utilities

Versions of packages acpi-support recommends:
ii  dbus                          1.2.20-2   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  dmidecode                     2.9-1.2    Dump Desktop Management Interface 
ii  gnome-screensaver             2.28.3-1   GNOME screen saver and locker
ii  hal                           0.5.14-2   Hardware Abstraction Layer
pn  radeontool                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  vbetool                       1.1-2      run real-mode video BIOS code to a

Versions of packages acpi-support suggests:
pn  rfkill                        <none>     (no description available)
pn  xinput                        <none>     (no description available)

- -- no debconf information

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