[linux-dvb] [patch 6/6] do not install evtest, its provided by input-utils already

Ludwig Nussel ludwig.nussel at suse.de
Fri Sep 8 09:22:05 CEST 2006

On Thursday 07 September 2006 20:19, Andrew de Quincey wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 14:08, Ludwig Nussel wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: lnussel at suse.de
> Can you confirm if evtest is completely replaced by the input-utils stuff? If 
> so I'd rather just kill it completely.. less crufty code lying about the 
> better IMO.

It looks like the dvb evtest is a fork of some older version. I suppose the
main difference are some strings for button names. Since evtest also
displays button events with unkown name it doesn't hurt if evtest
doesn't know all.

I don't know if other distributions package that tool. On SUSE Linux
the package is called input-utils and also contains stuff like jscal
and jstest. So on SUSE Linux the dvb evtest definitely is


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