pci.ids copies

Matt Taggart taggart at debian.org
Mon Dec 15 06:27:54 UTC 2014

Today I rediscovered a really old bug I had participated in, #328318.

It points out multiple packages deliver copies of pci.ids.

This is still the case, on my jessie system as of 2014-12-14:

$ apt-file search pci.ids
fusioninventory-agent: /usr/share/fusioninventory/pci.ids
hwdata: /usr/share/hwdata/pci.ids
libosinfo-1.0-0: /usr/share/libosinfo/db/pci.ids
nvidia-driver-bin: /usr/share/nvidia/pci.ids
pciutils: /usr/share/misc/pci.ids

Maybe they have reasons for maintaining separate copies?
pciutils provides the update-pciids util, maybe their packages would 
benefit from a newer canonical copy of pci.ids (or maybe it would break 

Matt Taggart
taggart at debian.org

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