jeremy at jutley.org
Mon May 24 20:23:29 PDT 2004
Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Jeremy Utley wrote:
>> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> I have not been one of the early adopters of udev and am trying to
>>> get my arms around the technical details. To do this, I took a look
>>> at LFS 6.0. What is not obvious to me is why udev is in Chapter 5.
>>> What packages in Chapter 6 require udev to be compiled in Chapter
>>> 5? Would it be possible to just do udev once in Chapter 6 if the
>>> order of packages was changed?
>> Udev is in chapter 5 so we can use it to propogate the dev directory
>> in chroot in chapter 6 once we chroot.
> Does that mean that the host system has to have udev already installed?
> -- Bruce
Nope. It just needs to be running at least a 2.6.2 kernel, so we can
mount the sysfs filesystem. We build udev into /tools, and use that
from inside chroot to create our /dev directory in chroot. The only
requirement on the host is the presence of 2.6.2, because not all
devices were in sysfs prior to that point.
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