[aur-general] libusb request

Simon Gomizelj simongmzlj at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 13:50:17 EDT 2012

Isn't this why there's a libusb-testing package on AUR?


On Wed, Jun 06, 2012 at 05:32:39PM +0100, BxS wrote:
> On 06/06/2012 05:19 PM, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
>>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.
> Ok, I understand, I probably will put it in my personal stuff, so no
> need to AUR, if in some way libusbx breaks apps that use libusb (and
> libusb still exist at that time and I still need it) then I may add
> it but with a name like libusb_compatibility.
> Best Regards,
> BxS

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