[ros-dev] Setupapi & VBox additions

Cameron Gutman aicommander at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 08:37:50 UTC 2011

I think the problem with INF conflicts is that we don't accurately replicate
the way Windows copies INF files. When Windows installs a driver, it creates
an INF called "oemX.inf". I suspect that we simply copy the INF with its
current file name into our INF directory which can obviously lead to
conflicts, especially during driver updates. Correcting our implementation 
OEM INF copying will fix the problem the proper way.

"When third-party drivers are installed correctly, the .inf is renamed to
Oemxx.inf (where xx is a sequential number) to make sure that there are no
name conflicts with drivers that are included with the product and with
other third-party drivers"

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813449

The rest of the patch looks ok to me.


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