[arch-dev-public] udev-177

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Thu Jan 12 17:17:09 EST 2012

On Jan 12, 2012 3:52 PM, "Tom Gundersen" <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> udev-177 is now in [testing], and a few words of caution are in order.
> Firstly, don't be alarmed by the warnings mkinitcpio will spit out
> when using udev-177, these are harmless and will go away in the next
> mkinitcpio release (which will move to core together with udev-177).
> A lot changed in this release, in particular
> * the build system was changed around and the standard install
> locations were changed. I did my best to change everything back, as we
> are not ready to move /bin to /usr/bin yet.
> * blkid and modprobe are no longer used, instead their respective
> libraries are used in internal tools.
> Both of these things might have caused some bugs, so please let me
> know if you notice anything.
> * as have been mentioned previously devtmpfs is now a hard requirement.
> This release depends on kmod, which is currently under heavy
> development. udev will therefore stay in testing until Dave decides
> that kmod is ready for core.
> Cheers,
> Tom

Just to clarify, the errors from mkinitcpio are in regard to "missing"
firmware rules and helpers in udev. Udev now handles firmware as a built-in
function and no longer depends on external files.

Other errors can happily be reported.


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