[udev] missing vendor/product names of devices (missing hwdb.bin)

Bug #1190947 reported by Martin Pitt on 2013-06-14
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systemd (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

The hwdb bits of udev do not work at the moment. They expect the compiled hwdb database in /etc/udev/hwdb.bin:

$ udevadm test-builtin hwdb /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:00.0
calling: test-builtin
error reading /etc/udev/hwdb.bin: No such file or directory
load module index
unload module index

$ udevadm hwdb --test=pci:v00008086d00003B4Asv000017AAsd00002164bc06sc04i00

This leads to devices not having proper vendor/product strings (also see bug 1186777).

- Move binary database out of /etc [upstream]
- Call "udevadm hwdb --update" in udev postinst
- Clean up hwdb.bin on purge

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2013-06-14
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-13.06
assignee: nobody → Martin Pitt (pitti)
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

We could also skip shipping /lib/udev/hwdb.d/ and /etc/udev/hwdb.d/ and just ship the binary database. That'll be more efficient, at least until we have other packages which want to install stuff there.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2013-06-14
Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package systemd - 204-0ubuntu4

systemd (204-0ubuntu4) saucy; urgency=low

  * Properly integrate hwdb, to get back vendor/product names in the udev db:
    - Add 0024-hwdb-in-lib.patch: udev hwdb: Store binary database in libdir,
      not in /etc.
    - debian/rules: Build and ship pre-generated hwdb; do not ship the source
      files, they are quite big and for now we do not have other packages
      which want to add files there.
    - LP: #1190947
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:59:10 +0200

Changed in systemd (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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