[arch-dev-public] [draft] news item for libudev rebuild

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Fri Jun 1 08:43:19 EDT 2012

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 03:49:28PM -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> Hey all, the libudev rebuild isn't really all that interesting, but it's
> the trigger for moving a bunch of things to core, including systemd.
> Since we're doing a replacement of udev in that move, it's possible
> that, should the upgrade coincide with a kernel update, you'll be
> missing your udev hooks at mkinitcpio runtime. I'm thinking of posting a
> news item explaining the replacement and to warn people that they'll
> need to rerun mkinitcpio before rebooting. I don't plan to move this
> until a little later in the week, but I'm posting this early for
> comments and criticism.
> Cheers,
> Dave
> -----------8<------------------------
> systemd-tools Replaces Udev
> The release of systemd 183 signifies the first release wherein systemd
> and udev share the same upstream code repository. In order to ease
> maintenance on the Arch Linux side, we've created a package called
> systemd-tools which includes several of systemd's standalone tools,
> including the entirety of the udev package. The astute reader will note
> that this also means the entirety of systemd is available in the core
> repository.
> Upon upgrade, you will be prompted to replace udev with systemd-tools. If an
> upgrade of the linux package occurs at the same time, you may see an error
> during initramfs creation that the udev hook was not found. After the upgrade
> has completed, please rerun 'mkinitcpio -p linux' to ensure that a bootable
> image is created for the newly installed kernel.

ack? nak? would like to move this today.

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