Bug 713483 - libusb-config missing from libusb-devel
Summary: libusb-config missing from libusb-devel
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libusb
Version: 15
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Vcelak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2011-06-15 14:21 UTC by Alex Cobb
Modified: 2013-03-04 01:29 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libusb-0.1.3-9.fc15
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-25 19:58:31 UTC
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Description Alex Cobb 2011-06-15 14:21:40 UTC
Description of problem:
libusb-config is missing from libusb-devel. Perhaps this was a deliberate choice? As far as I understand, all the same relevant information can be obtained with pkg-config, but some other packages use libusb-config at the configuration stage, e.g., gpsbabel (see Additional info, below).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter libusb-config at the command prompt
Actual results:
bash: libusb-config: command not found

Expected results:
libusb-config can be used to obtain linking information and flags for libusb

Additional info:
# rpm -ql libusb-devel | grep config

As far as I can tell, libusb-config is not available in any package available in standard repositories for Fedora 15:
yum provides */libusb-config
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I found this issue when trying to use gpsbabel with a USB device.  Under Fedora 14 this worked, but under Fedora 15 I get:
USB support is not available in this build.
When configuring gpsbabel 1.4.2 from source, detection of libusb fails (although ./configure succeeds) because of the absence of libusb-config:
checking for libusb... checking for libusb-config... false

Comment 1 Felix Möller 2011-06-20 20:30:54 UTC
I just wanted to report the same issue. This is a regression.

Comment 2 Felix Möller 2011-06-20 20:50:02 UTC
This has been introduced with:

adding libusb-config back to the package allows me to rebuild the gpsbabel rpm with usb support.

Comment 3 Felix Möller 2011-06-20 22:12:16 UTC
I just wrote a mail to Hans Ulrich Niedermann who seems to be maintaining gpsbabel, which is rendered useless to me by this issue.

Comment 4 Jan Vcelak 2011-06-21 08:46:54 UTC
Sorry, I've missed that. libusb-config is back in libusb-0.1.3-8.fc15

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2011-06-21 08:47:21 UTC
libusb-0.1.3-8.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2011-06-21 23:54:22 UTC
Package libusb-0.1.3-8.fc15:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 15 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing libusb-0.1.3-8.fc15'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2011-06-22 08:17:16 UTC
libusb-0.1.3-9.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 8 Felix Möller 2011-06-22 08:19:05 UTC
@Jan could you rebuilt gpsbable which was broken by this?

Comment 9 Jan Vcelak 2011-06-22 09:06:25 UTC
@Felix, I don't have permissions to do that. I created separate bug 715220 on gpsbabel, you were added to CC. I suppose the maintainers will react soon.

Comment 10 Alex Cobb 2011-06-24 02:54:06 UTC
libusb-config works again after updating with libusb-0.1.3-9.fc15.  Fixed for me. Thanks!

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2011-06-25 19:58:26 UTC
libusb-0.1.3-9.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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