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

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Fri Aug 29 18:44:45 EDT 2008

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Aaron Griffin wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 5:24 AM, James Rayner <iphitus at iphitus.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 7:22 PM, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> 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
>>>> An x86_64 build of trunk would be appreciated.
>>> Here's -1, you havn't committed -2
>>> http://dev.archlinux.org/~james/udev-126-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
>>> Will look over it and test when I get a chance.
>> Doh... committed now
> Just a bump here. I'd like to throw this in testing if someone else
> can verify I didn't make machines unbootable. When this hit's testing,
> it will require a rebuild of packages which contain udev rules (move
> from /etc/udev/rules.d/ to /lib/udev/rules.d/). When I move to
> testing, I will make a todo list for these packages

  I tried udev-126-2-i686.pkg.tar.gz. My machine still booted fine. The 
only problem that I noticed is that the /dev/sg0  device that it creates 
for my external USB DVD/CD-RW doesn't have the write permission for the optical group:
$ ls -l /dev/sg0
crw-r----- 1 root optical 21, 0 2008-08-29 18:42 /dev/sg0

The permissions for sr0 are correct though:
$ ls -l /dev/sr0
brw-rw---- 1 root optical 11, 0 2008-08-29 18:42 /dev/sr0

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