Upgrading udev

Dave Abergel davelargeuk2 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jan 18 23:53:22 PST 2007

Hi all

I'm not sure if this question belongs on one of the support lists, but 
as it's so general I thought I'd post here and let the Powers That Be 
decide if I've erred.

I'm trying to get the wireless card (an ipw-2200) to work on my laptop. 
I'm using the built-in kernel driver from, and firmware version 
3.0. However, http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_ipw2200 suggests that I 
also need udev-087. I currently have udev-056 so I guess I have to upgrade.

My question is, the following: Is it considered safe to upgrade udev 
without rebuilding the rest of the toolchain? If so can I just install 
it right over the top of the old version or is it better to uninstall 
first? Is there anything else that I ought to know before I attempt it?

Many thanks for your time.

LFS User #16110 - You know open source makes sense

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