[lfs-dev] LFS SVN and Systemd Report

Bryan Kadzban bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Wed May 30 23:28:27 PDT 2012

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Jeremy Huntwork
> <jhuntwork at lightcubesolutions.com> wrote:
>> On 5/28/12 2:52 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> The problem is that none of these libraries are used for udev.  On a
>>> recent blfs system, where the systemd dependent libraries are installed,
>>> I as able to build and looked at the executables and libraries.  AFAIK,
>>> the only ones are /bin/udevadm, /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-udevd,
>>> /lib/libudev.so.1.0.0 and /usr/lib/udev/*.
>> Perhaps the best solution is to complain loudly to upstream and hope
>> that enough do so that they build into the package the ability to build
>> and install only the udev components as they said would be possible.
> Have any of you guys considered actually making patches and sending
> them upstream? The autotools are not that scary. Having been both
> upstream and downstream, my guess is that those guys will accept
> patches that allow a udev-only build, but they just don't have any
> interest in doing that work themselves. I'm sure there are more than a
> few people around who are interested in that scenario (they're already
> showing up on the hotplug list) who would test and push for the
> patches. If it's that critical to keep systemd out of LFS, then you'd
> probably be best served by taking control of the situation. IMO.
> Here's an untested patch to get you started.

Good points.

I've started working in this direction. The easy bits are already sent
to linux-hotplug (though I'm not sure if that's the right list or not;
we'll see). Waiting to see what they say about the patch to remove the
include of <sys/capability.h> and splitting the library to no longer
require dbus for systemd-udevd.

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