[Pkg-phototools-devel] Bug#738522: Drop udev rules (redundant with hwdb file)

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon Feb 10 07:38:42 UTC 2014

Package: libgphoto2-6
Tags: patch
User: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Usertags: origin-ubuntu ubuntu-patch trusty


The latest libgphoto is now installing a hwdb file for
identifying/tagging cameras. That does the same work as the previous
/lib/udev/rules.d/40-libgphoto2-6.rules, just much more efficiently.
Thus the udev rules file is now redundant and just a waste of time.
Can you please drop it?

Attaching the patch that I uploaded to Ubuntu for reference, but it's
quite straightforward.

Thanks for considering,


Martin Pitt                        | http://www.piware.de
Ubuntu Developer (www.ubuntu.com)  | Debian Developer  (www.debian.org)
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 * debian/rules: Stop installing the udev rules; it's redundant with the
   (much more efficient) hwdb file.
diff -Nru libgphoto2- libgphoto2-
--- libgphoto2-	2014-02-09 23:39:31.000000000 +0100
+++ libgphoto2-	2014-02-10 08:30:06.000000000 +0100
@@ -39,12 +39,9 @@
 	# No longer needed with current udev. But check with non-Linux architectures stuff:
 	# rm debian/libgphoto2-2/lib/udev/check-ptp-camera
-	# Generate the udev file, get it installed, and clean:
-	CAMLIBS=`ls -d debian/libgphoto2-$(major)/usr/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/libgphoto2/2*` ./packaging/generic/print-camera-list udev-rules version 175 mode 0664 group plugdev > debian/libgphoto2-$(major).udev
+	# Generate the hwdb file
 	mkdir -p debian/libgphoto2-$(major)/lib/udev/hwdb.d/
 	CAMLIBS=`ls -d debian/libgphoto2-$(major)/usr/lib/$(DEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)/libgphoto2/2*` ./packaging/generic/print-camera-list hwdb > debian/libgphoto2-$(major)/lib/udev/hwdb.d/20-libgphoto2-$(major).hwdb
-	dh_installudev
-	rm debian/libgphoto2-$(major).udev
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