[arch-dev-public] Risky business: udev upgrade

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 27 23:22:27 EDT 2008

Aaron Griffin wrote:
> So I've let udev stagnate for a while, mostly because I'm a fool and
> real life has given me a lack of time for anything serious in
> Arch-land.
> Anyway, I've rebuilt udev 126 (we're on 119, eek!) and made what
> changes I thought ideal. I would love to stick with strictly vanilla
> rules, but some of them don't work properly for us, so we still have a
> tiny bit of patching to do.
> Now... I'm looking for a helping hand here. I've built the package the
> best I can, and installed it, but I have not rebooted. I am going to
> commit these changes to svn trunk, and upload a package for anyone to
> play with.
> Please, if you have a little time, take a look at all of it - the
> rules, everything, give it a once over and see if we can eliminate any
> of the patching done to the stock rules. Some of it (i.e. the addition
> of some GROUP directives) needs to stay, but others I am unsure about
> i686 package here: https://dev.archlinux.org/~aaron/udev-126-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
> <snip>

Briefly tested here.  Boot-up went fine.  My !pcspkr entry in the 
MODULES array of /etc/rc.conf was ignored.  Also, I had no (wireless) 
internet.  Didn't look into this too far but the iwl3945 module had 
loaded.  I have need for internet today so I gave up there for the time 


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