Re: [libimobiledevice-devel] ipheth
On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Paul McEnery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 1 April 2010 14:07, Ben Hutchings <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I missed you talking about ipheth on IRC earlier.
>> I've seen the submission of ipheth on the netdev mailing list, and made
>> some comments on it there. If it is accepted, we can include it in the
>> Debian kernel packages and there will then be no need for ipheth-dkms.
>> You'll still need ipheth-utils. As for the udev rules, what do they do?
> Hi Ben.
> The udev rules detect when an iPhone has been plugged in and execute a
> utility (ipheth-pair) which ensures that the iPhone is paired with the
> system to which it has been attached. Ipheth-pair is a small program
> written in C which makes use of libimobiledevice. Essentially
> ipheth-utils provides provides only the udev rules file and
> ipheth-pair utility. Ipheth-dkms provides the kernel module source
> So I'm guessing that ipheth-utils could be a package which is
> maintained long-term once ipheth is included in the mainstream kernel,
> Would it be more sensible to have libimobiledevice provide a generic
> pairing utility and set of udev rules which execute it when an
> i<device> is attached? Possibly part of libimobiledevice-utils? This
> appears to be a cleaner solution than maintaining a separate package
> for the task.
> Does anyone else have an opinion on this?
All the other udev rules for the iphone/ipod touch interfaces are
contained in usbmuxd so would it make sense to merge it into those
rules, and then AFAICS the pair utility is a small util so it would
probably be worthwhile merging it into libimobiledevice. Save the
maintenance on yet another release. That way as well it should be easy
to keep them all in sync for any api changes etc.
- From: Ben Hutchings <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: ipheth
- From: Paul McEnery <email@example.com>