Re: Woody->Sarge upgrade claims to break if using devfsd
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(CC'ing d-release as this is more a release issue than an installer issue)
On Saturday 18 December 2004 12:51, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Dec 18, Jeroen van Wolffelaar <email@example.com> wrote:
> > | udev is not configured to use devfs-style devices.
> > |
> > | Your system WILL BREAK if you run udev with its default
> > | configuration.
> Actually this warning is obsolete, because since a long time udev
> installs a devfs-compatible configuration if it can detect devfs being
So, should we file a release critical bug to have this alarming message
> > I didn't dare to have any system rebooted yet, but fear for the
> > results, that this upgrade caused our systems to become unbootable.
> It does not take much to RTFM and check /etc/udev/rules.d/.
IMHO this reaction is uncalled for. It may be appropriate for experienced
sys admins, but the average user is likely to be very concerned, and
rightly so, if a message like this is shown.
Jeroen is adsolutely right to bring up this issue. Debian is _not_ only
> Actually, it's much worse to not reboot quickly after udev has been
> installed, because it may start messing with your old /dev.
In that case, a message explaining *that* should be displayed to the user
instead on upgrade!
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