[SM-Discuss] dev to devices swapover ver 0.1
charkins at upl.cs.wisc.edu
Tue Jul 15 21:51:14 EDT 2003
On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Jack Bertram wrote:
> If this change goes through, then I won't be able to take the risk
> of upgrading my system - I've had it broken by too many things before
> to do so. So I'll end up becoming more and more incompatible with
> the default SMGL install, until I finally give up and reinstall.
I too have been bitten a few times and considered switching myself.
However, I only see things getting better and hopefully the frequency of
these kinds of changes will decrease with time.
I do feel however, that they've covered backwards compatability enough
that it shouldn't be a problem for anyone. I'll admit now that I've not
read each message in this thread intently, but from what I gather:
1) You will not be forced to use devfs over /dev, this is the point of
adding the /etc/sysconfig/devices file. The only major change that will
occur if you opt not to use devfs over devices, is you'll get an updated
mount.sh script and a line will be added to /etc/sysconfig/devices
pointing to /devices.
2) If you do use devfs over /dev, a symlink will be created from /devices
to /dev to eleviate any straggling config files that are still pointing to
Another nice side effect of these changes is that choosing the option for
the kernel to automount devfs will not be a "trap" for new users as the
mount.sh init.d script will only mount it if it hasn't been mounted
My 1/2 cent. I hope you'll consider trying the update before you
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