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FS#62415 - Avrdude 1:6.3-5 compiled without USB support

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by José Jorge (mexchip) - Saturday, 20 April 2019, 21:27 GMT
Last edited by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Sunday, 12 May 2019, 11:00 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Jelle van der Waa (jelly)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 7
Private No


After upgrading to version 1:6.3-5, it's not possible to use avrdude with an AVR Dragon programmer. avrdude shows this message when trying to communicate with AVR Dragon:

avrdude was compiled without usb support.

Going back to version 1:6.3-4 allows the use of AVR Dragon.

Steps to reproduce:
* Update avrdude to version 1:6.3-5.
* Execute the following (no need for an actual AVR Dragon programmer):

$ avrdude -c dragon_isp -p atmega8

This message appears:

avrdude was compiled without usb support.

avrdude done. Thank you.
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Closed by  Jelle van der Waa (jelly)
Sunday, 12 May 2019, 11:00 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed in 1:6.3-4
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Sunday, 21 April 2019, 00:13 GMT
stk500v2.c at least does not support libusb only libusb-compat.
Comment by Barry G (smartiq) - Monday, 22 April 2019, 17:56 GMT
Same issue here with the OLIMEX AVR-ISP-MK2. Downgraded to get it working again. Have both libusb and libusb-compat installed.
Comment by José Jorge (mexchip) - Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 14:58 GMT
I have both libusb and libusb-compat installed too:

$ pacman -Qsq libusb
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 17:17 GMT
Having libusb-compat installed is not enough. The functionality is disabled at build time see [1]
Comment by Matt H (limaxray) - Saturday, 27 April 2019, 01:31 GMT
I can confirm avrdude still heavily targets libusb 0.1 so libusb-compat is a necessary dependency. Removing it from the depends list breaks support for most USB programmers.
Comment by Peter Hercek (phercek) - Thursday, 02 May 2019, 07:34 GMT
The same problem with AVR Dragon here as well.
Version 1:6.3-4 works.