x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-2.7.0: Use flag udev seems compulsory.
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:03:06AM -0400, Walter Dnes wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:40:23AM +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote
> > Hi, Gentoo.
> > I've just emerge --sync'd, and there's a massive amount of X server
> > updates. When I try emerge -auND, I get told:
> > The following USE changes are necessary to proceed:
> > #required by x11-drivers/xf86-input-evdev-2.7.0, required by
> > x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.12[input_devices_evdev]
> > >=x11-base/xorg-server-1.12.2 udev
> > . So I need the udev use flag. This is somewhat distressing, since
> > I've been running my system on busybox's mdev for several months. It's
> > looking like I'll not be able to continue doing so.
> > Any suggestions, anybody, how I can now best proceed?
> The message indicates that =x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.12 *WITH EVDEV*
> requires udev. I don't use evdev. I keyworded
> "=x11-base/xorg-drivers-1.12 ~x86" and I get...
> ...and look at what you have to get rid of. My machine works fine
> without evdev. Actually, I start my USE var in make.conf with "-*".
> Then I add only items that I want, or that software I want requires.
Thanks for the tip. In the end, I've decided to go back to udev. Not
that I really want to, but I just don't have the time at the moment to
sort out the complexities of doing without evdev, and the other things
which would surely crop up.
So I now have a mammoth root partition containing /usr, the lesser of the
two available evils (the other being, of course, building an initramfs).
Mdev worked, and worked well.
There seems to be a relentless process at large, whereby the
opportunities to create an aesthetically pleasing individual system are
gradually diminishing. Shame.