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

Tobias Powalowski t.powa at gmx.de
Fri Dec 4 05:38:04 EST 2009

Am Freitag 04 Dezember 2009 schrieb Thomas Bächler:
> 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
> anyway.
> 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.
According to this, still not everything is migrated to new pata subsystem.
Delaying removement of old ide subsystem for now.

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