it's about time we start deprecating these things ... we've carried them for 2 years now
Fine with me. Does the subject has a typo?
I think you want to say to remove /dev/loop/0 that is the devfs compat name.
If I understand you correctly, you mean deleting the first three rules out of 40-gentoo.rules:
# old devfs path, removing this could break systems
# Bug 195839
yes, deleting those first few lines in the gentoo file is what i mean
How to progress on this bug?
Should we just remove the rules in udev-141-r1 and add some ewarn to pkg_postinst, or do we need some longer deprecation period (how to announce it then - maybe some news item).
create a USE flag "devfs-compat", default it to on, and then add a warning to pkg_postinst when USE=devfs-compat
once that version moves into stable, we delete it from the latest unstable version and let things trickle down
Added in udev-141-r1.
Maybe some native speaker can improve the ewarn message.
this breaks losetup -f, see bug #269359
uups, I meant bug #338766
it looks like this bug is done, at least for 197-r3 and above (current stable)
vapier: please doublecheck if you have time