[arch-dev-public] udev-149...

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 4 03:57:20 EST 2009

Loui Chang schrieb:
> I was all for providing 'reasonable upgrade paths' but in reality they
> are unreasonable and Aaron duly pointed that out to me. If maintainers
> of preset files can't read mkinitcpio output and change a bash array
> into a string they are being unreasonable. The alternative is to have
> a series of hacks in mkinitcpio introduced and then removed over a
> number of releases. The issue was really not so complicated as to
> warrant that.
> It would have been helpful if you shared your insights back when I
> submitted the patches though.

Your "submission" didn't go through the appropriate channels (i.e. the 
bugtracker) but through personal emails to Aaron and me (which I didn't 
have the time to read back then which is my fault).

I don't see a reason to introduce such big breakage for something as 
placebo-ish as sh-compatibility, when we use bash for the initscripts 
The fact that the presets are not sh-compatible is my fault though, I 
didn't realize when I wrote them that the rest of mkinitcpio was 
sh-compatible and arrays are not - but nobody complained either.

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