Note: This is a public test instance of Red Hat Bugzilla. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback at
Bug 742044 - add support for new avrftdi devices to avrdude
Summary: add support for new avrftdi devices to avrdude
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: avrdude
Version: 15
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Hans Ulrich Niedermann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-28 20:50 UTC by Gerd v. Egidy
Modified: 2012-08-07 20:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 20:26:29 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description Gerd v. Egidy 2011-09-28 20:50:43 UTC
Description of problem:

Since version 5.11 avrdude supports a new class of devices which are based on ics made by FTDI. These devices are quite common and used for various usb interfaces. The avrdude.conf contains several links to such devices (commercial and homebrew). This new device type is called 'avrftdi' in avrdude.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Please add support for this device type.

Everything that is needed is having libftdi available during build. Libftdi is readily available in Fedora for several releases now. So everything that is 
needed is adding

BuildRequires:  libftdi-devel

to the .spec and recompile.

I did just this and successfully programmed an AVR with a DLP-USB1232H.

Thank you very much.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2012-01-22 20:03:41 UTC
avrdude-5.11.1-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2012-01-22 20:04:00 UTC
avrdude-5.11.1-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2012-01-22 20:21:01 UTC
avrdude-5.11.1-1.el6 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 6.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2012-01-23 17:33:09 UTC
Package avrdude-5.11.1-1.el6:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora EPEL 6 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=epel-testing avrdude-5.11.1-1.el6'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 5 Fedora End Of Life 2012-08-07 20:26:31 UTC
This message is a notice that Fedora 15 is now at end of life. Fedora
has stopped maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 15. It is
Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no
longer maintained. At this time, all open bugs with a Fedora 'version'
of '15' have been closed as WONTFIX.

(Please note: Our normal process is to give advanced warning of this
occurring, but we forgot to do that. A thousand apologies.)

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, feel free to reopen
this bug and simply change the 'version' to a later Fedora version.

Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we were unable to fix it before Fedora 15 reached end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora, you are encouraged to click on
"Clone This Bug" (top right of this page) and open it against that
version of Fedora.

Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.

The process we are following is described here:

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.