Re: Parallel Port access...
Robert Millan writes:
> In theory you can use a parallel port portably,
Thanks for the prompt reply.
Oh yes, I intend to do more. But first I need to get around to installing
a test box of my own with Debian kfreebsd-i386 and hurd-i386.
My search turned up a post of yours from 2003:
any chance that has made it into the Debian hurd kernel of today?
It's the hurd port that has me more worried. I found
"man ppi" for bsd, and http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg06309.html
so I can see a way to get that working.
I notice too that sane-backends FSBFS on hurd:
although the error doesn't seem related to parallel port access.
Is it likely that the hurd API would mimic the Linux ppdev.h
ioctls, or mimic the BSD ppbus/ppi.h ones, ... or does the hurd
have a completely different set?
I still have to make a leap of faith and write some code
that will build. I'm open to suggestions has to what
C pre-processor #defines I should be using to determine
what to do.
Maybe I will just rely on dpkg-architecture -qDEB_BUILD_ARCH_OS
in the debian/rules to handle things.