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udev, module-init-tools, 2.6.14



Hello. For a variety of reasons, I want to install a hand-compiled
(and patched) 2.6.14 kernel. I have two questions concerning that.

[1] At present, I have udev version 056 from stable, but the Changes
file in the kernel documentation recommends at least udev 058. Testing
and Unstable both have a much newer version of udev: 074. But when I
try to install this version, apt wants to remove both the hotplug and
module-init-tools packages. I gather that these later versions of udev
are supposed to supplant hotplug. But surely module-init-tools should
not be removed from the system? Can anyone shed any light on this?
The changelog for udev includes:

      * Added conflicts with hotplug and with module-init-tools
        releases without support for /etc/hotplug/blacklist.d/.

Does this mean that there is no way at present to have both udev and
module-init-tools installed simultaneously in testing/unstable?

[2] In 2.6.14, pcmcia-cs is deprecated (though still supported) and
the recommendation is to use pcmciautils instead. I know that there
was an Intent-to-Package announcement for this last July, but I
haven't been able to find an actual package anywhere. Does anyone know
what the current status of this effort is?

Thanks very much,

Jim



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