[PATCH evdev] When building against server 1.8, install 00-evdev.conf.

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Thu Mar 25 15:14:50 PDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 07:14:10AM -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 6:52 AM, Alan Coopersmith
> <Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com> wrote:
> > Peter Hutterer wrote:
> >> +if XSERVER18
> >> +confdir = $(sysconfdir)/xorg.conf.d
> >> +conf_DATA = 00-evdev.conf
> >> +endif
> >
> > Should it install when building against older X servers as well, so that
> > upgrades work, or did we break ABI and require rebuilding input drivers
> > when going from 1.7 to 1.8 anyway?
> NewInputDeviceRequest breaks ABI to add the InputAttributes parameter,
> so I think we'll be OK.

no driver except wacom uses this though, and even then it's a compile-time
guard, not a configure-time guard. You could still run an older version of
evdev, make clean && make install and you're done.
Remember that no driver actually has _active_ support for hal or udev, it's
all the same to them. Wacom has a little piece of code, but that's just a
strcmp() for "hal" and "udev".

The alternative to this patch is to move the 00-evdev.conf (or
10-evdev.conf) into the server and install it whenever udev is enabled.
Would that work for you?


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