[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC] replace outdated udev by eudev?
blogic at openwrt.org
Sun Feb 7 04:28:25 EST 2016
On 07/02/2016 10:22, Daniel Golle wrote:
> I recently bumped into eudev, a fork of systemd-udev 220 which doesn't
> require all the rest of systemd. The gentoo folks came up with it as
> many of them still use OpenRC or SystemV init.
> It was easy to port it to OpenWrt by re-using and modifying the
> existing udev packaging. See
> However, there are some problems which I'd like to discuss:
> * PROVIDES and CONFLICTS doesn't work well in opkg and proper support
> for alternative packages (except for build-variants) is missing in
> buildroot. Any idea on how this could be fixed?
> * Why is udev-173 part of core? I can't see what actually depends on it
> since udevtrigger is provided by procd for ages now.
> * eudev and udev conflict also in terms of InstallDev providing the
> same header filenames and consuming packages expect to find them
> there. This means they cannot co-exist in the same buildroot without
> overwriting each others staging files...
> * We could just switch to eudev instead of the (unmaintained and
> outdated) version of udev we currently got -- however,
> * eudev got almost twice of the binary size of udev...
> The main reason why I'd like to have udev is persistent aliasing of
> (hotpluggable) serial devices like wwan modems and input devices; udev
> is required for libinput to build.
> Please share your ideas and opinions on the issues above and whatever
> else comes to your mind when you think about udev and linux hotplug on
maybe i am missing the point but why would you want udev on your system
in the first place ?
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