Bootscripts merge? (Was: Summarize of Plan and changes)

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Sun May 28 07:43:54 PDT 2006

On Sat, May 27, 2006 at 11:00:08PM +0100, Matthew Burgess wrote:
> seems most agree that the current separation works well).  I don't see 
> why udev rules need to follow a different process than the books and 
> bootscripts.

Because udev is a new and somewhat complex technology and although the LFS
editors (yourself and Archaic, at least) have made a good stab at
understanding the process fully, it seems to me that none of the current
editors have the time available to give udev what it really requires in
order to understand it at the level we need. A separate project just for
udev, led by Alexander, would likely give all of us just that.

Quite frankly, I'm disappointed in the behavior of the leaders of both
LFS and CLFS in this matter. Where is the willingness to *work* with
each other? Each side has presented an all or nothing solution. That
attitude will never work, because inflexibility breeds more
inflexibility. Your goal shouldn't be just what's best for you, but what
is best for the entire Linux From Scratch community. That *means* peace
and cooperation between the projects. You *need* to be looking to find a
solution that will provide both the technical data *and* peace.

If moving udev to a separate, neutral project helps accomplish this,
then it's worth it. Nothing will be lost in a technical sense, and in
fact, we'll probably improve.

If there is a better solution than that, which will bring the
cooperation and goodwill along with technical improvements, by all
means, speak up.


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