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Re: udev and /usr

On Sep 01, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

> Why do programs need udev to read this information in at driver load time?
> Why can't packages that need this information query it when they need it
> (which is well after /usr is mounted), instead of expecting udev to provide
> it?
I did not design this aspect of udev, I am just packaging it.

> What are the programs that are behaving this way, and why should we not
> consider *those* to be buggy for expecting udev to feed it text strings out
> of a database?
I don't know, maybe you should discuss this on the linux-hotplug mailing

> You are drawing an artificial distinction between /usr and /var which is not
> consistent with the standard, nor with how I've been laying out my
> filesystems for years.  I'm not going to refactor my disk layout on upgrade
But it is consistent with what upstream (i.e., other distributions)
wants to support.


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