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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:08 pm    Post subject: Udev and EUdev Reply with quote

Hello, can someone please tell me what's the difference between these two daemons? Thanks :)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eudev is a fork. udev is the original.

Upstream has attempted to absorb udev into systemd and thereby force all of linux to use said init system. For now, udev remains separate and the gentoo devs have done a great job removing the offensive changes. Eudev is a fork that I believe was originally meant to heal these faults, but it is based on an older version of udev. (Ok, a few moths. Not a big deal) The only real difference right now is that eudev supports older kernels.

Either one will work. I suspect that in the future this may change, but for now either one should work for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sys-fs/eudev-1_beta2-r1 is based on 197, we've made it more compatible with other libs (not just glibc) and redid the build system to something sane (previously, building udev required building systemd for some reason...).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prometheanfire wrote:
sys-fs/eudev-1_beta2-r1 is based on 197, we've made it more compatible with other libs (not just glibc) and redid the build system to something sane (previously, building udev required building systemd for some reason...).


197 builds fine with latest sys-libs/uclibc in Portage. I'm also happy with the build system and the current 197 ebuild. There are people who still want to use latest original udev with OpenRC.

(but if people want to contribute/use eudev, that's fine by me too)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssuominen wrote:
There are people who still want to use latest original udev with OpenRC.
I assure you sys-fs/udev-197-r4 works perfectly fine on all my machines with sys-apps/openrc-0.11.8. But I do not have a separate /usr. I guess that's an important detail.
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