r8816 - in trunk/BOOK: . general/sysutils introduction/welcome

randy at linuxfromscratch.org randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jan 13 15:21:39 PST 2011


Author: randy
Date: 2011-01-13 16:21:34 -0700 (Thu, 13 Jan 2011)
New Revision: 8816

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general.ent
   trunk/BOOK/general/sysutils/udev.xml
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
Log:
Modified the Udev instructions so that the reader downloads and installs the version of Udev currently on the computer

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general/sysutils/udev.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general/sysutils/udev.xml	2011-01-13 22:06:24 UTC (rev 8815)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general/sysutils/udev.xml	2011-01-13 23:21:34 UTC (rev 8816)
@@ -4,12 +4,13 @@
   <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
   %general-entities;
 
-  <!ENTITY udev-download-http "http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev-&udev-version;.tar.bz2">
+  <!-- <!ENTITY udev-download-http "http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev-&udev-version;.tar.bz2"> -->
+  <!ENTITY udev-download-http "http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/">
   <!ENTITY udev-download-ftp  " ">
-  <!ENTITY udev-md5sum        "aeae0e6273dcbec246c3c1b9868ebed1">
-  <!ENTITY udev-size          "498 KB">
-  <!ENTITY udev-buildsize     "10 MB">
-  <!ENTITY udev-time          "1.8 SBU">
+  <!-- <!ENTITY udev-md5sum        "aeae0e6273dcbec246c3c1b9868ebed1"> -->
+  <!ENTITY udev-size          "~500 KB">
+  <!ENTITY udev-buildsize     "~10 MB">
+  <!ENTITY udev-time          "~1.8 SBU">
 ]>
 
 <sect1 id="udev" xreflabel="udev-&udev-version;">
@@ -20,23 +21,39 @@
     <date>$Date$</date>
   </sect1info>
 
-  <title>udev-&udev-version;</title>
+  <title>Udev-&udev-version;</title>
 
   <indexterm zone="udev">
     <primary sortas="a-udev">udev</primary>
   </indexterm>
 
   <sect2 role="package">
-    <title>Introduction to udev</title>
+    <title>Introduction to Udev</title>
 
     <para><application>Udev</application> was indeed installed in LFS and there
-    is no reason to reinstall it unless you are going to install
-    <application>UPower</application>. This installation of Udev enables extra
-    features which includes <application>gudev</application>, a requirement for
-    <application>UPower</application>.</para>
+    is no reason to reinstall it unless you are going to install a package such
+    as <application>UPower</application>. This installation of
+    <application>Udev</application> enables extra features which includes
+    <application>gudev</application>, a requirement for
+    <application>UPower</application> and optionally used by other
+    packages.</para>
 
-    &lfs65_checked;
+    <para>Unlike any other package in the BLFS book, there is no set version
+    of <application>Udev</application> specified to download. Several version
+    updates to LFS and none to BLFS means there are probably many different
+    versions of <application>Udev</application> on the platforms that BLFS is
+    being built upon. Therefore, you should download and use the version of
+    <application>Udev</application> your computer currently uses. The BLFS
+    team has no experience updating (or reverting to an older version) the
+    <application>Udev</application> package <quote>on the fly.</quote> To
+    discover the version of <application>Udev</application> your computer
+    currently uses, issue <command>/sbin/udevadm --version</command>.</para>
 
+    <para>This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-6.5
+    platform. (Using Udev-151)</para>
+
+    <para>&lfssvn_checked;20101029&lfssvn_checked2; (Using Udev-164)</para>
+
     <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
     <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
       <listitem>
@@ -45,9 +62,9 @@
       <listitem>
         <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&udev-download-ftp;"/></para>
       </listitem>
-      <listitem>
+      <!-- <listitem>
         <para>Download MD5 sum: &udev-md5sum;</para>
-      </listitem>
+      </listitem> -->
       <listitem>
         <para>Download size: &udev-size;</para>
       </listitem>
@@ -59,7 +76,7 @@
       </listitem>
     </itemizedlist>
 
-    <bridgehead renderas="sect3">udev Dependencies</bridgehead>
+    <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Udev Dependencies</bridgehead>
 
     <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
     <para role="required"><xref linkend="acl"/>,
@@ -77,15 +94,17 @@
   </sect2>
 
   <sect2 role="installation">
-    <title>Installation of udev</title>
+    <title>Installation of Udev</title>
 
-    <para>Install <application>udev</application> by running the following
+    <para>Install <application>Udev</application> by running the following
     commands:</para>
 
-<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr \
-    --sysconfdir=/etc --sbindir=/sbin \
-    --with-rootlibdir=/lib --libexecdir=/lib/udev \
-    --docdir=/usr/share/doc/udev-&udev-version; &&
+<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr          \
+            --sysconfdir=/etc      \
+            --sbindir=/sbin        \
+            --with-rootlibdir=/lib \
+            --libexecdir=/lib/udev \
+            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/udev-&udev-version; &&
 make</userinput></screen>
 
     <para>To test the results, issue: <command>make check</command>.</para>

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general.ent
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2011-01-13 22:06:24 UTC (rev 8815)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2011-01-13 23:21:34 UTC (rev 8816)
@@ -277,7 +277,7 @@
 <!ENTITY apache-ant-version           "1.8.1">
 <!ENTITY dbus-version                 "1.2.24">
 <!ENTITY hal-version                  "0.5.14">
-<!ENTITY udev-version                 "151">
+<!ENTITY udev-version                 "Installed LFS Version">
 <!ENTITY DeviceKit-version            "003">
 <!ENTITY upower-version               "0.9.1">
 <!ENTITY sg3_utils-version            "1.29">

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2011-01-13 22:06:24 UTC (rev 8815)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2011-01-13 23:21:34 UTC (rev 8816)
@@ -45,6 +45,11 @@
       <para>January 14th, 2011</para>
       <itemizedlist>
         <listitem>
+          <para>[randy] - Modified the Udev instructions so that the reader
+          downloads and installs the version of Udev currently on the
+          computer.</para>
+        </listitem>
+        <listitem>
           <para>[randy] - Removed the gir-repository dependency from the
           libunique instructions.</para>
         </listitem>




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