upgrade-usbids not working any more

Bug #780356 reported by Uqbar on 2011-05-10
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usbutils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: usbutils

The reference web site http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids is offline, definitely it seems.
Please give a look here:

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: usbutils 0.87-5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic-pae i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 10 09:33:22 2011
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: usbutils
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :
Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

Moreover the usb.ids file appears more than once in the system:

# find / -name usb.ids -exec ls -l {} \;
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 420663 2011-05-10 09:41 /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 413960 2010-10-15 13:37 /usr/share/hwdata/usb.ids
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 2011-05-07 09:12 /usr/share/misc/usb.ids -> /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids

Giacomo Catenazzi (cate) wrote :

The domain linux-usb.org expired, so temporarily we don't have upstream usb.ids

Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

And what about the different copies of usb.ids?

Giacomo Catenazzi (cate) wrote :

It seems that the new home for usb.ids is in https://usb-ids.gowdy.us/index.html (from the same mainainer).

About the difference file: I think they are some "old" leftover, when there was not real maintainer of usb.ids, so many people/package maintained a own update version.

IIRC debian has a tools to merge different ids files.

Giacomo Catenazzi (cate) wrote :

And the original site has restored, so the bug can be closed.

Changed in usbutils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Uqbar (uqbar) wrote :

I opened a separate bug report (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usbutils/+bug/782110) for the multiple usb.ids files.

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