Udev in b6_0: to be or not to be

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 1 11:03:47 PDT 2004


Ian Molton wrote:

> why? nowhere else do we modify a packages source to allow for a *different* package being broken.

Other than kernel headers problems, that's true.

> what makes the kernel special ?

My concern with providing a kernel patch is that it's more likely (IMHO) 
that people will upgrade their kernel frequently; certainly much more 
often than they'd upgrade the hotplug scripts package. Every time they 
upgrade they need to ensure the patch is in place, or their system could 
have difficulty booting properly.



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