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SubjectRe: usbutils 0.81 release
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Kay Sievers wrote:
> >>> looks like was forgotten from EXTRA_DIST in
> >>> so the released tarball doesnt have the script ;(
> > np, i'll send patches for both
> Ah missed that, sorry. Sounds good if you add it to the tarball, but
> please don't add it to "make install", as packages should not ship
> scripts which change the installed package content, unless it's a
> config file.

Debian places it in /var/lib/usbids/ for a good reason. So does Ubuntu.
Both have working "update-usbids" scripts (might be the one from upstream,
or something different). They also have the original file in /usr/share, I
don't know if usbutils was changed to check /var first then /usr, or what.

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