udev: what does it used for in Debian?
I've found that a few packages, contrary to my expectations,
have Depends: on udev. I'm primarily concerned with alsa-base
and initramfs-tools, but also wonder about libcomedi0, dkopp,
python-expeyes, libnjb5, media-player-info, pulseaudio, ukopp,
xserver-xorg-core, and midisport-firmware.
The backstory is that I'm about to install Debian (either stable
or testing) on a tiny Architecture: i386 system, and consider
excluding udev from the installation, as the hardware in
question has virtually no support for any pluggable devices
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