[systemd-devel] Excluding .hwdb files

Kay Sievers kay at vrfy.org
Mon Jul 22 07:32:06 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 3:32 PM, Umut Tezduyar <umut at tezduyar.com> wrote:
> For an embedded system that is not using hwdb.bin, we are shipping
> roughly 4 mb .hwdb files under /usr/lib/udev/hwdb.d. Is it
> distributions responsibility to clean up .hwdb files after build or
> should we have a configure option to exclude hwdb support?

It's probably not really worth to compile-out the hwdb support, the
involved code is quite small.

Deleting/sub-packaging the ,hwdb source files (which are only needed
to re-compile the database in /etc), or not compiling a the binary
database at all should probably be a decision at the packaging/install
level, and not a configure option. It should be reasonable easy to do
step that at packaging/install time.


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