[Bug 1574538] Update Released
martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon May 9 08:46:10 UTC 2016
The verification of the Stable Release Update for brltty has completed
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BrlTTY not functioning correctly.
Status in brltty package in Ubuntu:
Status in brltty source package in Xenial:
BrlTTy in Ubuntu 16.04 is not currently functional due to some changes
that were incorrectly introduced during development. The ystemD unit
to start or stop BrlTTy currently does not function, and Udev does not
currently start BrlTTY when a USB Braille display is connected.
These changes only impact the BrlTTy package, and the regression potential is low, because if the systemd unit is incorrect, BrlTTy should not start at all, and by default that is what we want anyway.
The first part of this test case can be tested by anyone, the second part can only really be verified by someone with a USB Braille display.
1. Try starting the BrlTTy service using "sudo systemctl start brltty" with BrlTTY 5.3.1-2ubuntu2 installed. BrlTTy should not start, and "systemctl status brltty" should show an error in the log.
2. Update to BrlTTY 5.3.1-2ubuntu2.1 from xenial-proposed, and try step 1 again. BrlTTy won't start, unless you change RUN_BRLTTY to yes in /etc/default/brltty, but systemctl status brltty should not show any errors.
Hardware specific test case for USB Braille displays.
1. Connect a USB Braille display to your computer. Nothing should happen. Disconnect your display again.
2. Update to BrlTTY 5.3.1-2ubuntu2.1 from xenial-proposed, and re-connect your USB Braille display. BrlTTy should load, and you should see activity on your display.
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