[arch-dev-public] final leg of /lib removal

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Tue Jul 3 13:36:48 EDT 2012

On Jul 3, 2012 5:41 PM, "Dave Reisner" <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> Hey all,
> *** If you use a custom kernel, this will affect you. Please read the
> big scary note at the end ***
> I'm taking today to work on the last roadblock before Allan can move
> glibc out of /lib. This basically consists of a rebuild of:
> - kmod (to drop our local patch)
> - linux, linux-lts (diff for linux here: http://paste.xinu.at/LLd/)
> - all OOT kernel modules (for /usr/lib/modules/extramodules-*)
> - bash-completion (temp patch until /lib is a symlink:
> I'll be doing this all locally to avoid building against allan's new
> toolchain in [staging]. This will hopefully all hit [testing] by the
> end of the day. You know where to find me if you have any questions or
> angry rants.
> If you'd like to do some early testing, I'm leaving the rebuilt kmod and
> kernel packages on gerolde:
> http://dev.archlinux.org/~dreisner/linux-usrmove/
> (i686 packages are lagging behind at the moment)
> BIG SCARY NOTE: Due to the kmod changes, this will BREAK all module
> tools for users with their own kernels. If you do not rebuild your
> kernel after pulling in the new kmod, you're going to have a bad time.
> See the paste link above for inspiration.

Is a rebuild really necessary? I thought all that was needed was to move
the modules from / to /usr?

Thanks for picking this up!

I'll help out with testing in a couple of hours.


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