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Re: installing udev without rebooting

On 18-Dec-04, 15:15 (CST), Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> wrote: 
> On Dec 18, Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> > I'm with Ron, I don't see this as a big problem. It's not a required
> > package, so those who want it can schedule appropriately. I think better
> It's not required (yet), but gnome-volume-manager and hal, which are
> important components of gnome, require it, so it tends to be installed
> by default on desktop systems.

If the primary target is desktop systems, rebooting is hardly a big
deal, is it?

> > to say "You need to reboot" than to have a flaky procedure that kinda of
> > works, sometimes, but might require a reboot, except it doesn't say so.
> I did not ask for handwaving, but for people who know that the procedure
> I outlined will break some specific package.

The procedure you outlined is racy. My experience is that racy
procedures cause flaky problems, which leave people saying "well, it
*should* work," but it doesn't.

Having read the followups this morning, each more involved than the
next, I'm even more inclined to say "just reboot".


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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