Description of problem:
Due to bug 733987, I got into a state with pilot-link-libs but not pilot-link installed and then tried to sync. Without the udev rules from pilot-link, the library was unable to open the USB device and segfaulted because it did not null check the return from usb_open. This took me some time to trace down.
Given that the current packaging structure anticipates the possibility of pilot-link-libs being installed without pilot-link, the library should give a meaningful error message in this situation. Alternatively, the packaging could be restructured.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have pilot-link-libs installed and pilot-link uninstalled.
2. Attempt to sync, e.g., with gnome-pilot.
Error message, e.g., "Failed to open USB device. Make sure you have the udev rules installed (in pilot-link in Fedora)."
fixed in rawhide:
I've moved udev rules from the main package to the libs subpackage, so now the pilot-link-libs package is usable without pilot-link package.
pilot-link-0.12.5-11.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
pilot-link-0.12.5-9.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 16 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing pilot-link-0.12.5-9.fc16'
as soon as you are able to.
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pilot-link-0.12.5-11.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
pilot-link-0.12.5-9.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
*** Bug 709098 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***