libusb-win32 auto-install?

Samuel Thibault
Mon Apr 23 01:33:00 GMT 2007


Larry Hall (Cygwin), le Sun 22 Apr 2007 21:25:50 -0400, a écrit :
> The final decision is, of course, yours but I would say that if it's
> really just an installation step, there's nothing technically stopping
> you from performing the step automatically through a postinstall script,
> for example.

Yes of course (I actually call the uninstallation script at preremove).
But the question is "do we dare installing a driver just because the
user asked for package installation?".

The problem is that libusb-win32 might be pulled as a dependency of
another package (the upcoming brltty package for instance), in which
case the use may be really be aware that some driver will get installed.

Maybe I could ship two separate packages: one for the library and one
for the driver, and automatically install the driver at postinstall of
the second package.


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