The libusb package contains a library used by some applications for USB device access.
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Install libusb by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-build-docs && make && make install
--disable-build-docs: This switch turns off the default enabled building of documentation since it requires OpenJade.
libusb requires the usbfs kernel filesystem to be mounted on /proc/bus/usb. Applications require the files in this directory to be accessible to the user, sometimes for both reading and writing.
To restrict access to USB devices, create the usb group:
groupadd -g 15 usb
To get usbfs mounted on boot, we will create a special init script, because just putting an extra line into /etc/fstab does not work for those who compiled "USB device filesystem" as a kernel module. Install /etc/rc.d/init.d/usb init script included in the blfs-bootscripts-5.1 package.
The libusb package contains libusb libraries, the /usr/include/usb.h header, and a usb-config script.