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

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 15:31:38 EDT 2009

On Sat, Aug 1, 2009 at 20:31, Aaron Griffin<aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Can we tag & package files from git repo at 7a1b906c commit?
(i.e. skip the last commit which requires more fixing/testing)

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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