[lfs-support] How is 'dev/pts' created (or not)?

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Nov 21 10:48:29 PST 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 01:23:30PM -0500, alex lupu wrote:
> > And if it does solve it, *please* be wary of updating udev to a
> > newer version in a completed system!  Do it if you have to, but
> > expect problems :)
> Can you elaborate on that a little bit (*please* add more sweet music)?
> [Assume it does solve the problem here on my "old" rig (E8400)]
 In the old days (before systemd ate it), all sorts of things in
udev changed.  I can recall that the details of how to successfully
invoke udevadm (?) to report on a usb stick or usb drive have
changed over the years.  I'm also sure that there have been other
bootscript changes related to changes in udev.

 Personally, I updated udev on all of my then-current systems a few
years ago, after a vulnerability was disclosed.  But it isn't
something I would choose to do, and I find it hard to imagine that a
newer version will now bring anything useful to most people.

 Obviously, there are still specific changes for keymaps on newer
laptops, and occasional new things like scm block devices [ I'm just
reading git log for standalone-udev, I guess those changes were
cherry-picked from systemd ].

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