Keeping up with the Kroah-Hartmans (who upgrade without notice)
Posted Aug 4, 2006 4:32 UTC (Fri) by xoddam
In reply to: Keeping up with the Kroah-Hartmans (who upgrade without notice)
Parent article: New kernels and old distributions
> If you would have read the linked full email from Andrew,
Actually I did read it, but I missed this detail.
> you would have seen:
> > This stuff breaks my FC3 test box and there is, afaict,
> > no clear way for users to upgrade udev to unbreak it.
> (emphasis mine). Thus, your solution doesn't seem to work.
You are correct at the time of writing. I'd consider this a bug in udev
rather than the kernel. A workable solution would be sticking `uname -r`
in the path to the udev daemon binary, as suggested below and as is
currently done for modules. This would be a reasonable change for
updated kernel and udev packages to make for older distributions. People
who build their own kernels are capable of hacking such a change by hand.
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