[systemd-devel] [ANNOUNCE] Separating gudev from systemd

David Herrmann dh.herrmann at gmail.com
Wed May 20 03:01:48 PDT 2015


On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 8:46 AM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 8:24 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> Hey David,
>> David Herrmann [2015-05-19 17:06 +0200]:
>>> We're about to remove gudev from the systemd repository, as it is in
>>> no way related to the systemd code-base, nor used by the systemd
>>> project.
>> This makes sense indeed. gudev used to be a standalone project before
>> it was merged into udev, so the circle is complete now :-)
>> For those of us who already packaged gudev from systemd 219, would it
>> be possible to bump the current release to 220, so that gudev can be
>> packaged without renaming the tarball and doing ugly version numbers?
>> Monotonously increasing version numbers and all.. (Yes, there are
>> "epochs" in Debian, and I'm sure RPM has these too, but they might not
>> be available everywhere and are generally frowned upon)
> While you are at it, why not bump it to 225 or something (just to
> guarantee that the last systemd release with gudev has a lower version
> number than gudev at that time, so people can switch over whenever
> they want without having to worry about going backwards).

I intend to apply patches to systemd-git until we finally removed it
there. Given that we had 0 patches so far this year, it'll probably
stay that way. Hence, there's no hurry in replacing gudev from systemd
with libgudev. It'd be enough to just drop the systemd sub-package and
provide a new libgudev package, even if that might not forcefully
update the package.

However, I see no reason not to bump it, so I'll gladly follow the
packager's demands:


@Bastien: At your convenience, can you cherry-pick this and do another
release? Should have done this right away, sorry!


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