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Re: Bug#398924: Conflict between Gnome, udev, hotplug and linux-2.4

On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 04:37:56PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> But then again, it makes no sense to postpone kernel upgrade after userland if
> we can't reboot anyway.  Maybe this means we have to change order ?
> > How likely is it that the converse would happen, that the etch 
> > package would be installed but udev is not, resulting in breakage on reboot
> > because hotplug is incompatible?  If anything, this case seems more likely
> > if the dependencies of gnome are changed.
> But the etch linux-image-* package directly depends on udev, so that's not
> possible.

There seems to be a tight correlation between udev's and kernels; udevs 
are quite picky about which kernels they deign to work with.

This being the case, it becomes difficult to usefully have several 
working kernels to chose from at boot time without also haveg a choice 
of udevs.  Perhaps udev should be installed in a location whose name 
contains the version of the kernel it's supposed to work with, so that 
it is possible to have multiple udev's installed?

-- hendrik

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