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Bug#453732: marked as done (ITP: usb-modeswitch -- mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices)

Your message dated Sat, 07 Mar 2009 23:01:34 +0000
with message-id <E1Lg5WQ-0005zj-H6@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#453732: fixed in usb-modeswitch 0.9.6-1
has caused the Debian Bug report #453732,
regarding ITP: usb-modeswitch -- mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices
to be marked as done.

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Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Aurélien GÉRÔME <ag@roxor.cx>

* Package name    : usb-modeswitch
  Version         : 0.9.2
  Upstream Author : Josua Dietze <digidietze@t-online.de>
* URL             : http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/
  Licence         : GPLv2 or later
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" (multiple device) USB gear

Several new USB devices (especially high-speed WAN stuff, they're
expensive anyway) have their MS Windows drivers onboard; when
plugged in for the first time they act like a flash storage and start
installing the driver from there. After that (and on every consecutive
plugging) this driver switches the mode internally, the storage device
vanishes (in most cases), and a new device (like an USB modem) shows
up. Some call that feature "ZeroCD".

Of course, nothing of this is documented in any form and there is
hardly any Linux driver available. On the good side, most of the known
devices work out of the box with the available Linux modules like
"usb-storage" or "usbserial". That leaves the problem of the mode
switching from storage to whatever the thing is supposed to do.

Fortunately there are things like human intelligence, USB sniffing
programs and "libusb". It is possible to eavesdrop the communication
of the MS Windows driver, to isolate the command or action that does
the switching, and to reproduce the same thing with Linux.

USB_ModeSwitch makes the last step relatively easy by taking the
important parameters from a configuration file and doing all the
initialization and communication stuff.

It does NOT check for success afterwards as of now. The right approach
would be to consult /proc/bus/usb/devices (or the output of "lsusb")
before and after execution to note any changes.

 .''`.   Aurélien GÉRÔME
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Source: usb-modeswitch
Source-Version: 0.9.6-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
usb-modeswitch, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch/usb-modeswitch_0.9.6-1.diff.gz
  to pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch/usb-modeswitch_0.9.6-1.dsc
  to pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch/usb-modeswitch_0.9.6-1_powerpc.deb
  to pool/main/u/usb-modeswitch/usb-modeswitch_0.9.6.orig.tar.gz

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 453732@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Didier Raboud <didier@raboud.com> (supplier of updated usb-modeswitch package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 14:11:19 +0100
Source: usb-modeswitch
Binary: usb-modeswitch
Architecture: source powerpc
Version: 0.9.6-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Didier Raboud <didier@raboud.com>
Changed-By: Didier Raboud <didier@raboud.com>
 usb-modeswitch - mode switching tool for controlling "flip flop" USB devices
Closes: 453732
 usb-modeswitch (0.9.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Initial release (Closes: #453732)
   * Description taken from the ITP, thanks to Aurélien GÉRÔME.
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