[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev 118-2

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 10:33:39 EST 2008

2008/2/21, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>:
> 2008/2/21, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com>:
> > 2008/2/21, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
>  >
>  > > This superseeds Dan's previous signoff for the 118 version bump.
>  >  >  Included are the following changes:
>  >  >   FS#8702 - Fix persistant input devices
>  >  >   FS#8878 - Attempted speed up of load-modules.sh
>  >  >   FS#8591 - Fix loading of RTC devices
>  >  >
>  >  >  Additionally, this package is required for the new initscripts which
>  >  >  are required for the new ISOs. Please sign off
>  >
>  >
>  > Sorry, won't signoff until http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/9636 will be checked.
> Actually, it turned out that the bug is in initscripts, not in udev.

I've just rendered my system unusable after installing udev-118-2 but
not the latest initscripts,
because initscripts in core check for start_udev, and when it's not
available - falls back to static /dev which obviously has only a
couple of files, and no /dev/sda*.
User has to remount / in rw mode (to make changes to local db
possible), then downgrade udev or update initscripts.

This happens only when user upgrades udev without upgrading to
initscripts first.
I don't know how this should be solved in a clean way.
Will a big fat warning in udev's pre_upgrade with 'read' command and
Ctrl-C possibility be enought?
The situation when upgrading initscripts and using older udev is
already covered by depends=(... udev>=118 ...) in initscripts'

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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