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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:LibUSB vesion problem?
Date:18:35:20 15/11/2009

> > Libusb completely broke/changed their API with 1.0. There is no way for programs to co-exist with it and 0.1.12. For now, spectools requires libusb 0.1.12, and will continue to do so for some time, until 1.0.0 becomes popular enough with distributions.
> >
> > -m
> Thanks for the prompt reply! I guessed it was something like that, but surely, that's what the 0.1.x compatibility tools are meant to address!
> Looks like this is actually a Mandrake problem, and I am pursuing it there as well!
> If I get any answers, I'll let you know....!

0.1.12 should co-exist with 1.0.0, and distros will have to support both for applications to function for a long time. Many don't include 1.0.0 yet, meaning app devs can't force that, but now some aren't including 0.1.12, meaning app devs can't use that, either.

It's a real mess.


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