The eudev project launches
Posted Dec 19, 2012 18:42 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld
In reply to: The eudev project launches
Parent article: The eudev project launches
If "patch to build only udev" was something that "affects only a tiny group of people", you and Leonard wouldn't be here in LWN tying to defend the undefensable.
Let me get this straight: the fact that a handful of people on lwn.net flame Poettering is somehow a proof that there's more than a tiny fraction of linux users who care about this?
You can deny it, that won't change the facts: the vast majority of linux users use binary distros. Of those who use source-based distros, at least some use systemd as well, making the issue moot. Of those who use a source-based distro and don't want systemd, most require systemd's dependencies anyway and thus don't have a problem with installing them. Of those who use source-based distros and want neither systemd nor its dependencies, most are probably reasonable people who just get over it, install the dependencies, build udev and remove the dependencies again. So that's a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of udev's users for whom this is a problem, and you're actually trying to convince others that that's not what one would call a tiny group?
the complexity of making and maintaining a ./configure flag "--udev-only" is irrisory.
It's easy for you to say that as you don't have to do the work. You should leave that decision to those who do.
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