[systemd-devel] Excluding .hwdb files

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 09:18:30 PDT 2013

2013/7/22 Kay Sievers <kay at vrfy.org>:
> 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.

Is the data in hwdb really optional, i.e. does it only contain strings
for representational purposes?

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