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Bug#316502: ITP: libsmbios -- Provide access to as much (SM)BIOS information as possible

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jose Luis Tallon <jltallon@adv-solutions.net>

* Package name    : libsmbios
  Version         : 0.9.0
  Upstream Author : Michael Brown <Michael_E_Brown@dell.com>
* URL             : http://linux.dell.com/libsmbios/main/index.html
* License         : GPL or OSL 2.1(dual)
  Description     : Provide access to (SM)BIOS information in an OS-indepent way

libsmbios aims towards providing access to as much BIOS information as possible.
It does this by providing a library of functions that can be used as well as 
sample binaries.

It incorporates extensible access to SMBIOS information capabilities and
ability to perform unit tests across multiple systems without using physical
Moreover, centralized, data-driven exception handling for broken BIOS tables
is provided.

To start out with, the focus is on the SMBIOS tables. Currently, full access
to the SMBIOS table and its items is implemented. In the future, it will
provide $PIR, MPTABLE, RCI, RBU, and other tables as well.

Additionally, access and manipulation of Dell Indexed IO Token (type 0xD4)
is implemented. This token is a vendor-extention SMBIOS structure which
allows uniform access to manipulate the system CMOS to enable, disable, or
otherwise manipulate normal BIOS functions or features.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.31reiserquota
Locale: LANG=es_ES@euro, LC_CTYPE=es_ES@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

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