Main Inclusion Report for pyusb


  1. Availability:

  2. Rationale:

    • This package is needed by hal-cups-utils as runtime dependency
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries: No entries listed

    • Secunia history: Nothing listed

    • No binaries running as root (runs only as root if caller runs as root) or suid/sgid, no daemons.
    • No network activity: Does not open ports, does not handle incoming network data.
    • No handling of binary or structured data.
    • No source code checks done. The package is simply an interface between Python and libusb. libusb is already in main.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • No configuration required. Package does not contain any file in /etc.
    • No debconf questions.
    • Debian bugs: Only one bug listed, not marked as high priority, did never hit it with hal-cups-utils.

    • Maintenance in Debian: Gets regularly packaged in Debian, last two uploads in June and July 2008.

    • Upstream: Low upload frequency, probably only needs change when libusb API changes.

    • Upstream bug tracker: No open bugs listed.

    • Hardware: The package does not directly deal with hardware, it is only an interface between Python programs and libusb. The hardware access is done by libusb which is already in main.
    • No test suites included, but package is very simple.
  5. Standards compliance:

    • FHS, Debian Policy, and Python policy compliant.

    • Debian packaging straight-forward for Python library packages.
  6. Dependencies:

    • Only Python and libusb, both in main.
  7. Background information:

    • debian/control describes the package well. USB access is done via libusb.
    • Upstream name is also "pyusb" and it seems that it was so all the time.


MIR bug:

Submitted by Till Kamppeter

MainInclusionReportPyusb (last edited 2008-08-06 16:31:03 by localhost)