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Bug#352780: linux-image-2.6.15-1-686-smp: dependence on udev

On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 09:56:03AM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
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> On Tue, 7 Mar 2006 09:17:55 +0100
> Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 06, 2006 at 11:24:25PM -0800, Jurij Smakov wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > The linux-image packages do not depend on udev itself, I guess that
> > > udev was pulled in due to the fact that initramfs-tools depends on
> > > it. You can, however, use an alternative initrd generator, yaird,
> > > to generate initrd. Yaird does not depend on udev, so that might be
> > > the option you are looking for. For details check out
> > 
> > Yaird is mostly unmaintained at this date though, so be warned.
> Please also note that the above comment is from a single member of the
> kernel team, not the kernel team in general. A single member who happen
> to be bitten by a single specific unsolved bug, for which the yaird
> maintainer (me) has refused to apply a workaround provided by him.

When was your last upload of yaird ? And when was your last contact with
upstream, and it is suddenly no more true that you are able to make yaird
fixes without needing upstream's authorization or approval ? If any of the
above suddenly is no more an issue, please fix #345067, it has a patch, and
there is no sane reason not to fix it, except poor excuses that you can't do
so without approval from your upstream, who has been MIA since late december.

> Really, Sven. Please do not contaminate unrelated bugreports with your
> personal frustration over yaird!

Well, i am frustrated, but seriously, do you consider that yaird is currently
well maintained given the above situation ? I don't, and as thus oppose that
it be presented as an alternative to initramfs-tools, unless you search
co-maintainer who have an idea about the code, or otherwise take your
maintainer job more seriously.

Sven Luther

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