[systemd-devel] [PATCH] man: ship systemd-udevd as the real manpage

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Wed Aug 1 09:58:39 PDT 2012

On Tue, 31.07.12 13:51, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (zbyszek at in.waw.pl) wrote:

> > I mean, this is admittedly all more on the side of nitpicking, rather
> > then anything important, but I think it is nice to keep things as
> > straightforward as possible, and stick to one scheme and one scheme only
> > for naming things. And that scheme is: if its in /usr/bin, then name it
> > by executable name, otherwise by service name.
> OK.
> But the problem remains: there are people who want to just build udev.
> And this is officially supported, as promised in the announcement of the
> udev+systemd merge. I would think that an easy way to build and install
> just udev related parts would be nice.

Well, we intent to continue to make it possible to run udevd outside of
systemd. But that's about it. We will not polish that, or add new
features to that or anything.

OTOH we do polish behaviour of udev when used *within* systemd however,
and that's our primary focus.

And what we will certainly not do is compromise the uniform integration
into systemd for some cosmetic improvements for non-systemd systems.

(Yes, udev on non-systemd systems is in our eyes a dead end, in case you
haven't noticed it yet. I am looking forward to the day when we can drop
that support entirely.)


Lennart Poettering - Red Hat, Inc.

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