Bug 459307 - kernel-devel missing uvcvideo.h
kernel-devel missing uvcvideo.h
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-15 19:39 EDT by Jeff Moe (jebba)
Modified: 2010-07-18 09:48 EDT (History)
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Description Jeff Moe (jebba) 2008-08-15 19:39:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Fedora kernel-devel as of 2.6.26 (in F9 koji) and 2.6.27 in current rawhide are missing the uvcvideo.h file.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
One example version, but I think it applies to all 2.6.26 and 2.6.27:

How reproducible:
This shows no uvcvideo.h:
rpm -qpl kernel-devel-2.6.27-0.244.rc2.git1.fc10.i686.rpm kernel-headers-2.6.27-0.244.rc2.git1.fc10.i386.rpm | grep uvcvideo.h

This does have uvcvideo.h:
rpm -qpl kernel-devel- | grep uvcvideo.h

Additional info:
In 2.6.25 uvcvideo was patched in. As of 2.6.26 it's upstream.
Comment 1 Kyle McMartin 2008-09-03 11:53:09 EDT
Just wondering what you need the kernel header for? None of the current v4l2 media drivers export their headers from the kernel.
Comment 2 Jeff Moe (jebba) 2008-09-03 12:20:17 EDT
I was trying to compile this:

I'd have to hunt around to remember why I needed it, heh.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:47:23 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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Comment 4 Brian Pitts 2009-09-18 22:51:46 EDT
This bug is still present in the kernel-devel package for I also got here because I was trying to compile the code at http://svn.quickcamteam.net/svn/qct/Linux/
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Comment 6 Brian Pitts 2009-12-05 19:24:53 EST
This bug is still present in Fedora 12's
Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:18:49 EST
Fedora 10 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-12-17. Fedora 10 is 
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Comment 8 Jeff Moe (jebba) 2009-12-18 08:29:54 EST
Per comment #6, it's still missing in F12, re-opened.
Comment 9 Jeff Moe (jebba) 2010-04-21 19:23:05 EDT
libwebcam is getting packaged for Fedora. He's using a "Source1: uvcvideo.h" to work around the problem.


(fwiw, this time around I wanted it to do pan/tilt control of a camera.)
Comment 10 Chuck Ebbert 2010-05-08 22:07:31 EDT
It looks like uvcvideo.h needs to move to include/media/ in order to be exported.
Comment 11 Hans de Goede 2010-05-09 03:18:08 EDT
This is a known issue, which is being worked on upstream. I say worked on upstream, as there also are some API changes in the pipeline, which is why the
header file is not yet being installed (and thus the API made public) yet.
Comment 12 Hans de Goede 2010-07-18 09:48:59 EDT
Ok, so the one program suffering from this, libwebcam will become available in the repository soon (see bug #576023) and that uses its own copy of uvcvideo.h for now. libwebcam is the only one which should need uvcvideo.h as it manages the dynamic uvc controls for which it is needed.

Note that for pan / tilt control uvcvideo.h should NOT be used, instead uvcdynctrl should be installed which will then make the pan / tilt control show up as regular v4l2 controls.

As the missing of uvcvideo.h is not causing any issues atm, and this is being worked on upstream I'm going to close this bug with a resolution of upstream.

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