[arch-dev-public] news item draft: /dev layout cleanup
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 13:31:22 EDT 2009
On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 5:33 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Getting around to this again....
> /dev layour cleanup
> The /dev layout has been cleaned up to comply to the device names specified
> in the Linux kernel documentation. We had some legacy left from our devfs
> days, which has now been removed.
> The most obvious change from a users perspective is the vc/*->tty*
> transition. The initscripts-2007.08 update requires adjusting the
> /etc/inittab file to refer to tty* instead of vc/*. Due to severe system
> breakages if this file is not updated, this change will be automatically
> handled by pacman. The original /etc/inittab file is saved as
> /etc/inittab.pacsave. To be clear:
> package /etc/inittab -> inittab.pacnew (if needed)
> system /etc/inittab -> inittab.pacsave
> system /etc/inittab --sed--> inittab
> Make sure to check these files after the update and do any merging that is
> Finally, are we going to do a quick update to initscripts and filesystem
> before this is moved? There have been a few patches push to get for these.
> I can do that tomorrow if people agree?
It sounds fine - the more recent change for running rc.d scripts under
cron has some issues though so I dunno if we want to wait a bit
before doing this, or just push it as-is
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