Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203638
lsusb not included by default
Last modified: 2013-01-09 20:31:32 EST
Description of problem:
lsusb not included by default in installs. Considering the amount of USB in
modern machines, this seems a major oversight, and like something which ought to
be reconsidered to put in the core install.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
usbutils-0.71-2.1 (FC6 Test2)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a machine with FC6 Test2
lsusb should be available
What's the usage case for this, as it's merely an informational tool?
Similar to the usage of lspci, I would think. Largely to determine what one's
system currently supports for USB (since, for example, many internal card
readers are USB-based), as well as being helpful to give additional information
for USB which is not yet supported.
I'll ask for more information from the person who originally noted that it was
(And that would be me ;)
There are a wide variety of USB devices that one could plug in,
and when they don't work, lsusb is one of the first steps to
find out why. (One can generally google the ID info and find
more compatibility info/status...)
Also, if you want something specific to happen for different
USB devices, don't you need the IDs for writing a highly
specific udev rule?
Yes, although that can be pulled from lshal or similar.
Assinging to comps.
lusb added as a default for the Base group.