Bug 72539 - colord hard-depends on udev
Summary: colord hard-depends on udev
Alias: None
Product: colord
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libcolord (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Richard Hughes
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Reported: 2013-12-09 21:08 UTC by Allison Lortie (desrt)
Modified: 2013-12-16 13:25 UTC (History)
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Description Allison Lortie (desrt) 2013-12-09 21:08:45 UTC
colord recently took an unconditional dependency on udev, meaning that it can no longer be built on (for example) FreeBSD.


The patch looks fairly casual about the addition of the configure check.  Was this intentional?
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2013-12-10 08:28:19 UTC

It was fairly casual, but I'm more than happy for a freebsd person to add the required code to make it work again. I have no idea how to use freebsd and so no way to test. Without the hwdb, the EDID functionality will just fail, so there would need to be somekind of alternate lookup there, so it's more involved than just sprinkling a few #ifdefs around.

Comment 2 Richard Hughes 2013-12-10 15:36:23 UTC
commit 9a13abb3ed8aef32287d1f628c01c0a886615038
Author: Richard Hughes <richard@hughsie.com>
Date:   Tue Dec 10 15:20:16 2013 +0000

    Fall back to parsing pnp.ids if udev is not available

:100644 100644 1932304... b3d33fa... M  lib/colord/cd-edid.c
Comment 3 Allison Lortie (desrt) 2013-12-10 22:52:22 UTC
Not quite fixed yet, unfortunately.

There is still an unconditional dependency on udev in the pkg-config of colord, even if it was built without udev support.  I'm not sure why that is -- no public headers in colord include udev headers so it's not needed for that and as far as linking, libcolord's .so file contains the necessary information.  I think it can just be removed...
Comment 4 Allison Lortie (desrt) 2013-12-11 04:17:53 UTC
So it exists for static libraries...
Comment 5 Richard Hughes 2013-12-11 11:18:57 UTC
I guess we have to process the Requires.private with some sed magic.
Comment 6 Richard Hughes 2013-12-16 13:25:33 UTC
commit 9aa0943ef8f1601202bc1f0baafd0bb49ed41263
Author: Richard Hughes <richard@hughsie.com>
Date:   Mon Dec 16 13:24:32 2013 +0000

    Only include libudev in Requires.private on Linux
    Resolves: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72539

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