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

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Thu Sep 4 13:00:26 EDT 2008

Am Donnerstag 04 September 2008 schrieb Thomas Bächler:
> Aaron Griffin schrieb:
> > Some followups here. tpowa went ahead and handled a few of the changes
> > I was discussing here, but there are a few more before I push this to
> > testing.
> I hope I can make the changes to load-modules.sh soon to make
> blacklisting work in a reasonable way. See
> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10972#comment32200
> > Firstly:
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM, Damjan Georgievski <gdamjan at gmail.com> 
> >>> And, 51-arch.rules is being installed in /etc/udev/rules.d. Shouldn't
> >>> it go in the new location?
> >>
> >> Probably not, the idea about rules in /lib/udev/ is that those are the
> >> stock rules as shipped with udev. And any distro or system rules would
> >> go to /etc/udev/rules.d/ (anything that's not stock).
> >>
> >> There's some info here: http://lwn.net/Articles/293689/
> >
> > So I've moved 81-arch.rules back to /etc. There should be no need to
> > recompile applications, as those rules should still go to /etc
> That depends on how you define "stock rules". Usually, the files in
> /etc/ are there for the user to be changed. However, our rules are not
> there to be changed, that's what the user creates his own rule files for.
> Now I don't see that we should make any difference between rules shipped
> upstream by udev and rules added by Arch. My opinion here is that /lib
> is for the distribution and the package manager and /etc is for the
> user. Therefore, Arch's rules should be in the same place as udev's
> upstream rules.
I agree with Thomas here and if the user does want to change our default 
rules, copying our file to /etc will override it then.
In short from my point the rules in the package should go to /lib instead to 

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org
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