Re: removal of support for /etc/hotplug/usb/
On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 12:21:08PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> After having been deprecated for a long time, support for map files in
> the /etc/hotplug/usb/ directory will be removed from the udev-hotplug
> subsystem. This is scheduled to happen next month, when most of the
> current hotplug package will be replaced by a new coldplug program
> which will be part of udev.
> While udev provides and currently enables by default an helper program
> to maintain compatibility with /etc/hotplug.d/, no such program exists
> for map files and I do not think it would be useful to write one
> (conversion to hotplug.d scripts would be easier).
> This means that the following packages will have to convert their map
> files to udev rules files. Please remember that rules files MUST NOT be
> installed in /etc/udev/rules.d/ but in /etc/udev/, and packages should
> create symlinks to rules.d/ only when installed for the first time and
> never again.
> If you want to keep support for 2.4-based systems which can only use the
> old hotplug package then you will need to convert your script to an
> hotplug.d script, but please remember that future versions of udev will
> disable by default processing of hotplug.d and dev.d.
> Let me know if you have any questions or need help to fix your package.
> Many of the scripts can be replaced with an udev rule to set the
> appropriate permissions or directly start/stop the relevant daemon, I
> added some comments below for a few packages which I checked.
> The affected packages are:
> kino (just run killall or start-stop-daemon from the rule)
> libgphoto2-2 (should use a proper rule to change the permissions)
> kcontrol (should use a proper rule to change the permissions)
And using the very funky dd-list, gives us a potentially more useful list:
Eduard Bloch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paul Brossier <email@example.com>
Debian Qt/KDE Maintainers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eric Dorland <email@example.com>
Edd Dumbill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shaun Jackman <email@example.com>
Robert Jordens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tilman Koschnick <email@example.com>
Cyril Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frederic Peters <email@example.com>
Mark Purcell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arnaud Quette <email@example.com>
Joe Wreschnig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marco d'Itri <email@example.com>