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Re: udev and /usr

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> I still can't fathom why someone decided that udev should be responsible for
> translating PCI IDs and USB IDs into text strings.  This smells of crazy.

Yes.  Any device specific matching should use vid:pid.  How about just
disabling the /lib/udev/{pci,usb}-db helpers alltogether to avoid ever
getting any users of this info in Debian?  It will always be too
unreliable to be useful anyway, regardless of /usr availability.


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