the scanning software VueScan, which is distributed only as a precompiled 32bit binary, needs libusb, but this is not provided by any of the emul-linux-x86 compatibility packages. It would be nice to include it, so that users do not have to install files manually by mining e.g. some SUSE rpms, and everything is under control of the Portage.
See bug #54238 or http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-207944.html
Maybe there are other 32bit programs which can make use of this library ...
Steps to Reproduce:
You can make it yourself and stick into overlay with vuescan or whatever...
Yes, its very easy to make emul libs now, you should probably make a lib for the overlay where that program is.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Yes, its very easy to make emul libs now, you should probably make a lib for
> the overlay where that program is.
oh great, no Gentoo anymore, just overlays ... then mark bug #54238 WONTFIX too because it depends on this ... and ask the documentation team to remove any text about ebuild submission, replacing it with "you can do it in your overlay" :-(
No, what this means, is that we normally dont add dependencies unless there is some program in the tree that requires it. You should just add the request to add libusb into the emul libs to the vuescan bug.
(In reply to comment #4)
> No, what this means, is that we normally dont add dependencies unless there is
> some program in the tree that requires it. You should just add the request to
> add libusb into the emul libs to the vuescan bug.
ok, then in my opinion it would be nice to add this as a blocker to the vuescan bug and mark this LATER - just adding the request to the vuescan bug does not seem correct to me, since that is another package (I thought there was policy of separate bugs for different packages?) and the libusb may be required by some other stuff (can't think of any right now, do not use so many closed-source programs ;-))
sorry for the impolite reaction, but I am just tired with the "do it in overlay" answers I keep getting over the last year (and half?) when trying to submit improvements
ok, I'll add a blocker so its easier to track it whenever a dev wants to add vuescan..
(In reply to comment #6)
> ok, I'll add a blocker so its easier to track it whenever a dev wants to add
thankyou ... now, let's get some developer to take a look at vuescan ;-)