[manjaro-dev] important brltty update needed, I've already got the pkgbuild and such ready

Bernhard Landauer oberon at manjaro.org
Tue Aug 30 09:21:11 CEST 2016

Hi Kendell.

If you like I can edit your PKGBUILD tonight. Atm I do't have the 
computer on me ...
But you can just do it by adding this sed line at the end of package() 

sed -i '/Auth=polkit/s/^#//' $pkgdir/etc/brltty.conf

kind regards

On 30/08/16 07:27, kendell clark wrote:
> hi all
> Since brltty 5.4 is out, I decided to look at the changes. One very 
> important change is that brltty can now use policy kit to grant access 
> to braille devices instead of relying on the permissions of the 
> /etc/brlapi.key file being set properly. This makes it much much 
> easier for me to make braille work out of the box on sonar. However, 
> I'm not sure how to modify the pkgbuild how it needs to. All that's 
> needed is for a script to remove the comment sign in front of
> api-parameters Auth=polkit        # authenticate via Polkit
> in the config file, which is in /etc/brltty.conf. The line would need 
> to be after the line that copies that file into /etc because before 
> it's in the "Documents" folder. I'm attaching the pkgbuild, already 
> updated to use 5.4, with the correct md5-sums for the modified service 
> file. I've tarred them all up into an archive since the pkgbuild, 
> service file and the install file all need to be in the same folder 
> together. Would someone mind maybe looking into what might be needed 
> to remove that comment so that braille works out of the box? I'm just 
> about to take a nice long nap. If no one's looked at it by the time I 
> wake up I'll try to take a look myself. Don't worry I'm not rushing or 
> ... yawn ... anything, man I'm tired. This is important but by no 
> means critical.
> Thanks
> Kendell Clark
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