[lfs-dev] [LFS Trac] #3098: udev/systemd 183 is out

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed May 30 20:00:41 PDT 2012

Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Perhaps it's because I invested so much work in the last couple of days, 
>> but I am leaning towards static linking of udevd and udevadm.  At least 
>> the udev part.
> ldd /usr/bin/Xorg
>         linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fff4455c000)
>         libudev.so.0 => /usr/lib64/libudev.so.0 (0x00007f3046635000)
> So statically installing libudev isn't, I think, going to fly.  At
> least, not for Xorg, which uses libudev to find input devices.  (The
> options were libudev, hal, and possibly dbus, and I don't have either
> hal or dbus.)
> On the other hand, libudev.so.1 (as udev-183 creates) is *not* binary
> compatible with libudev.so.0 (as udev-180 installed).  ARG.  Now I'll
> have to rebuild X when doing this upgrade, or leave the old libudev
> hanging around for a while.
> (Though you're right that neither udevadm nor udevd link against
> libudev.  But I think that makes sense in the case of udevd; libudev is
> the library used to talk to udevd, not the library that udevd itself
> would use.  Not sure what's up with udevadm though.)

I generally feel that I'm behind most of the other devs because I'm at 
GMT-5, but I think you are at GMT-7 so you may be at more of a disadvantage.

I implemented libudev.so.1 an hour or two ago.  :)

I did add the lib in /lib, which upstream doesn't do because they think 
it's too much bother to have separate /lib and /usr/lib.  I think they 
do this because they think everyone should have an initrmfs.

   -- Bruce

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