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Old 03-01-2010, 02:35 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#572022: prompts for udev 70-persistent-cd.rules changes without actually changing anything

On Mon, 2010-03-01 at 02:48 +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Package: linux-base
> Version: 2.6.33-1~experimental.2
> Severity: minor
>
> Hi,
>
> as Ben was calling for testers of the linux-base package here is some
> feedback :-)
>
> I have to add, that I've been using a self-compiled kernel for some time
> (using libata) and converted fstab etc. to use LABEL= entries manually
> quite some time ago.
>
> During the installation, linux-base prompted me if I wanted to convert
> any config files and I answered with yes. It then showed a message that
> it detected some outdated udev rules file (70-persistent-cd.rules) which
> it would update. I was a bit surprised by that, as I didn't expect
> anything to need updating in that regarding.
>
> And indeed, after the upgrade, I ran a diff on 70-persistent-cd.rules
> and 70-persistent-cd.rules.old, and the files are identical.

This is actually a known bug, but I should fix it to avoid surprising
people.

The conversion starts by finding all the device ids mentioned in config
files. Any file that does not mention an IDE/SCSI device name does not
need to be updated. However, the udev config file uses device model
paths and not device ids, so as a special case it is currently always
marked for conversion.

> I've attached the relevant file for reference.
>
> Other than that, I didn't notice any breakage or strange behaviour.

Good. Thanks for testing.

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings
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