Bug#921771: udev: hwdb --update no longer documented, but still required and working

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Feb 28 18:46:04 GMT 2019

On Fri, 08 Feb 2019 22:24:24 +0000 Qaz W <qazwsxedc at gmx.net> wrote:
> Package: udev
> Version: 232-25+deb9u8
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> *** Reporter, please consider answering these questions, where appropriate ***
>    * What led up to the situation?
> Tried to implement a keyboard remapping by making changes in
> /etc/udev/hwdb.d/70-keyboard-custom.hwdb and then updating hwdb.bin
>    * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
>      ineffective)?
> Looked at output from "man udevadm" and "udevadm --help", neither of which
> mentions the "udevadm hwdb --update" command option any more.
>    * What was the outcome of this action?
> Erroneously (as it turned out) concluded that "systemd-hwdb update" was
> the correct command to run to update hwdb.bin. It was not. Changes in 
> /etc/udev/hwdb.d/70-keyboard-custom.hwdb were ignored.

"systemd-hwdb update" is the correct command to update hwdb.bin

Please attach your /etc/udev/hwdb.d/70-keyboard-custom.hwdb

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