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Re: udev and /usr

Le lundi 07 septembre 2009 à 17:29 +0200, Michael Biebl a écrit : 
> > So, again, why can't the programs that want to display this do the
> > lookup themselves?  Both libpciaccess and libpci provide API for this as
> > far as I can tell.
> I am sure, they could. My guess is, it was added to udev to make porting apps
> from HAL to lib(g)udev easier and more convenient as you only have one API to
> write against (as you had with HAL)
> To get the information from pci.ids/usb.ids, you'd need to link to both libpci
> (and libusb, I guess) and write different code for the usb and pci case.
> A
> char *vendor = g_udev_device_get_property (device, "ID_VENDOR_FROM_DATABASE");
> is certainly a lot easier.

Wouldn’t it be possible to let libgudev itself do the job? OTOH it would
then link to libpci and libusb, but that may be a better solution.

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  `-     future understand things”  -- Jörg Schilling

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