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Re: hotplug blacklists

On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > is it really that complicated?  unless i'm missing something, wouldn't
> > it be as simple as
> For a start, only user-written files should be converted.

Easily done.  Conflict with all packages providing blacklist entries by
themselves, and convert everything else.  This will keep things safe for
sid/etch users at low cost (a few conflicts you have already tracked down
anyway), and order the sarge->etch upgrade properly.

Please correct me if I am wrong, but the script conversion will be necessary
for a proper upgrade path from sarge to etch anyway, and thus such stuff is

> udev (0.070-3) unstable; urgency=low
>   * hotplug and coldplug support has been merged in the udev package, which
>  -- Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>  Sun, 18 Sep 2005 00:27:31 +0200

All nice and dandy, but it isn't enough to simply document it. At the very
least you have to abort on preinst if the above fixes are not in place to
avoid breakage, if you are going to tell the user to 'fix it himself'.

IMHO udev is becoming critical service structure, and must be handled as

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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