[blfs-dev] Udev vs Eudev page

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 09:48:33 PDT 2014


Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> Em 07-06-2014 08:24, Pierre Labastie escreveu:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am wondering whether we should change the title of the Udev-extra page. Now,
>> we use eudev, which has a different version scheme from udev, so there could
>> be a version number in the title (as for other packages).
>> Also, we now reinstall the whole package.
>> So the page layout could be much closer to the other book pages.
>>
>> For GCC (which adds "extras" as well), we just use GCC-<version>.
>>
>> What do you think?
>
>
> My past experience about eudev is that the developers discouraged
> updating it in a system. That is the reason for it not having a version:
> you should install the same version as the one used when building LFS.
> The page often induces confusions, doubtes for the users.
>
> I asked Bruce to change eudev name for systemd, during the "hybrid"
> time, but he kept the same name udev.
>
> My particular point of view is that it should not be versioned, or would
> confuse even more the users. Changing to eudev, I would not mind,
> although most of the times that page is needed for providing "gudev",
> but Bruce might have a reason to keep it "udev extras".

Your point about changing version is a good one.  I don't think I've 
tested installing a newer version over an older one.

   -- Bruce




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