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

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 1 08:51:24 EDT 2012

Am 01.06.2012 14:43, schrieb Dave Reisner:
> 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.

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

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