The libusb package contains a library used by some applications for USB device access.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/libusb/libusb-0.1.12.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: caf182cbc7565dac0fd72155919672e6
Download size: 389 KB
Estimated disk space required: 8.4 MB (includes installing all documentation)
Estimated build time: 0.3 SBU (includes building all documentation)
Install libusb by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-build-docs && make
If you wish to build the API documentation (see the required dependencies), issue the following command:
To test the results, issue make -k check.
Now, as the root user:
If you built the HTML user manual (by having the required dependencies installed and removing the --disable-build-docs parameter from the configure command), install it using the following commands as the root user:
install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/libusb-0.1.12/html && install -v -m644 doc/html/* /usr/share/doc/libusb-0.1.12/html
If you built the API documentation, install it using the following commands as the root user:
install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/libusb-0.1.12/apidocs && install -v -m644 apidocs/html/* \ /usr/share/doc/libusb-0.1.12/apidocs
--disable-build-docs: This switch avoids building the HTML user manual. Remove it if you have the required dependencies installed and wish to build the manual.
To access raw USB devices (those not treated as a disk by the mass-storage driver), appropriate support must be available in the kernel. Check your kernel configuration for Device Drivers ⇒ USB support ⇒ Support for Host-side USB. Select any USB hardware device drivers you may need on the same page.
To have raw USB devices set up properly, add the following udev rule and add any users that need to access raw USB devices to the "usb" group.
cat > /etc/udev/rules.d/23-usb.rules << "EOF" # Set group ownership for raw USB devices SUBSYSTEM=="usb_device", GROUP="usb" EOF
Last updated on 2007-01-15 17:25:53 -0600