Source: apcupsd
Version: 3.14.14-2
Severity: wishlist

Once upon a time, the world was made of PS/2, parallel and serial
ports. APC UPS devices used the former and, for the longest time,
apcupsd served us well by talking to those devices on the serial

But since then, the USB standard was invented. And most (all?) APC
devices have moved over to this new "serial" standard. This implies
that, by default, apcupsd does not work in the default configuration
shipped with the Debian package.

I would suggest the following change be made in the default
configuration, so that it works outside the box:

root@marcos:/etc# git diff
diff --git a/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf b/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf
index 76861e07..02985179 100644
--- a/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf
+++ b/apcupsd/apcupsd.conf
@@ -87,7 +87,7 @@ UPSCABLE usb
 #                            (helpful if you have more than one USB UPS).
-DEVICE /dev/ttyS0
+#DEVICE /dev/ttyS0
 # POLLTIME <int>
 #   Interval (in seconds) at which apcupsd polls the UPS for status. This

It's the only change I had to do to make my APC 1500VA UPS work at
home, and it now works like a charm.

Thanks for maintaining this package!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.3
  APT prefers stable-debug
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-debug'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental'), (1, 
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), 
LANGUAGE=fr_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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