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Bug 378613

Summary: >=sys-fs/udev-183 doesn't copy anything from /lib/udev/devices (since tmpfiles should be used instead)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Łukasz Stelmach <stlman>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: udev maintainers <udev-bugs>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: 2008.0   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Łukasz Stelmach 2011-08-10 09:18:18 UTC
/etc/init.d/udev-dev-tarball doesn't copy named pipes created in /lib64/udev/devices to /dev on startup. This disables for example logging to and monitoring /dev/xconsole (see /etc/syslog.conf)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mknod /lib64/udev/devices/xconsole p
2. reboot

Actual Results:  
/dev/xconsole does not exist.

Expected Results:  
/dev/xconsole exists.
Comment 1 Łukasz Stelmach 2011-08-10 09:57:59 UTC
In fact it doesn't copy any files from that directory since udev-156.
Comment 2 William Hubbs gentoo-dev 2011-08-14 17:38:49 UTC
How about /lib/udev/devices? Does it copy from there?

That is the correct place for these files since things in there are not
architecture specific.

Try putting your named pipes there and let me know if that fixes the
Comment 3 Łukasz Stelmach 2011-08-20 10:41:51 UTC
$ ls -l /lib
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 05-28 12:30 /lib -> lib64


Putting anything in /lib/udev/devices doesn't work because no post 151-r4 init-script contains

cp -RPp /lib/udev/devices/* /dev 2>/dev/null


grep -r lib/udev/devices /usr/portage/sys-fs/udev/files/1*/*.initd

and see yourself. References in 156 and newer are in the stop() function of udev-dev-tarball.init.d. IMHO somebody simply cut too when upgrading to 156.
Comment 4 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-18 00:42:34 UTC
This looks outdated bug.

$ ls /lib/udev/devices
ls: cannot access /lib/udev/devices: No such file or directory

I'm pretty sure this isn't any of problem with >=sys-fs/udev-197-r2 anymore. However, if it is, let us know.
Comment 5 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-04-19 09:27:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I'm pretty sure this isn't any of problem with >=sys-fs/udev-197-r2 anymore.
> However, if it is, let us know.

Verified. Support for /lib/udev/devices stopped in udev-183 and tmpfiles should be used now (OpenRC's tmpfiles, or systemd's tmpfiles)