[arch-dev-public] [signoff] udev 118-2
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 11:42:34 EST 2008
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/2/21, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Roman Kyrylych
> > <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 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'
> > > PKGBUILD.
> > This is exactly why I wanted to do the udev upgrade a bit more gradually...
> > start_udev sucks, but we can leave it in for an iteration or two.
> I think we could release udev-118-3 with start_udev in it.
> Older initscripts would use that and don't fail to static /dev,
> newer initscripts would use udevadm.
> Then in next version of udev we can safely remove it, I think.
Ugh, good catch. It's annoying that we have to do this, but meh. I
don't have a problem with it for a few versions.
I will fix this at some point today, and rebuild for x86_64 - I will
need someone else to build for i686 though.
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