[arch-dev-public] news item draft: /dev layout cleanup

Aaron Griffin 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....
> [draft]
> /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
> required.
> [/draft]
> 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[1] so I dunno if we want to wait a bit
before doing this, or just push it as-is

1: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/12251

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