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Re: FYI: current issues

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 09:40:28PM +0200, Martin Mares wrote:
>I have just released pciutils-3.0.0 to the wild.
>The actual differences from the previous test release are close to zero,
>I have only changed the versions of the API and ABI.
>Here is a list of the most significant changes against the previous
>stable version for those who did not follow the development closely:
>    * The makefile system has been reworked. All configuration settings
>    are now passed to the configure script in environment variables,
>    allowing for easy tweaking in the top-level Makefile. All control
>    knobs are now described in the README.
>    * The libpci can be built as a shared library with properly restricted
>    symbol exports. Use `make SHARED=yes' to enable that or `make SHARED=local'
>    for a local testing build (with hardwired paths to the library, so that
>    it does not need installation).
>    * The i386-ports method is enabled on Linux/x86_64 as well.
>    * Support for resolving of PCI ID's using DNS together with a local
>    cache of resolved entries has been added. See the `-q' and `-Q' options
>    of lspci.
>    * The library now has a generic system of settable parameters, which
>    also include settings of the DNS resolver and cache. An `-O' option
>    has been added to lspci and setpci to allow setting of these options.
>    * An `-A' switch has been added to both lspci and setpci, allowing to
>    select an arbitrary access method. The `-P' switch (configure proc
>    backend) has been removed as it is no longer needed and I do not know
>    any its user.
>    * When an unknown device ID is encountered, we print `Device <id>'
>    instead of `Unknown device <id>'. It uses less space and it also
>    should reduce the number of inexperienced users complaining that
>    the device is not supported by the OS. To lookup up OS drivers,
>    use the `-k' option.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 02:50:30PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
>On Thursday 17 April 2008, Aníbal Monsalve Salazar wrote:
>>Could you please test the new pciutils 1:3.0.0-1 uploaded to
>What are the changes that make it require testing? It would be nice
>to know what we're looking for...

Sorry for the lack of information. I put the new upstream changes at
the top of this message.

There is a new shared library. Version 1:2.2.10-1 didn't ship a
shared library.

There are new command options that could be useful for the installer.

For an unknown device ID, there is a new string printed.

"Red Rosa now has vanished too" Bertolt Brecht

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