update-smart-drivedb: Allow update from other URLs or local files
I think it would be nice if the Debian package maintainer did not have to re-implement the checks implemented by update-smart-drivedb (including the ones suggested in #1424) in the Debian postinstall script, so I suggest that a --local-dir option for update-smart-drivedb could be used to make it look at a local directory for the drivedb.h copy installed by the Debian package, perform the necessary checks and then update the canonical drivedb.h in /var. Then the Debian postinstall script could just run update-smart-drivedb --local-dir, passing the directory in the package where the necessary files are installed.
I have CCed onlyjob, the Debian package maintainer.
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comment:7 by , 2 years ago
|drivedb.h: update-smart-drivedb --local-dir option → update-smart-drivedb: Allow update from other URLs or local files