[aur-general] libusb request

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Wed Jun 6 12:19:20 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Evangelos Foutras
<evangelos at foutrelis.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 6:57 PM, BxS <bxsbxs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> aur give this: "libusb is on the package blacklist, please check if it's
>> available in the official repos."
>> Why? libusb isn't any more in the official repos.
>> Arch now have libusbx, but I still need libusb to at least test some
>> software to see if it works well with it, because libusbx may be the
>> present/future but so far officially only in Arch...
> There's a script [1] that updates the blacklist in the database. After
> its next run, you should be able to upload libusb to the AUR.
> [1] https://projects.archlinux.org/aur.git/tree/scripts/aurblup/aurblup.c

I spoke too soon. It appears that the script also adds
provides/replaces to the database, so the AUR still won't accept

If it's just for testing, you can build libusb locally; there isn't
much benefit to pushing it to the AUR.

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