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Bug 74186 - udev had error about tarball when booting; the tarball wasn't made due to a new install.
Summary: udev had error about tarball when booting; the tarball wasn't made due to a n...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High critical (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-12 06:03 UTC by Laurence vd Krieken
Modified: 2004-12-13 05:43 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Laurence vd Krieken 2004-12-12 06:03:45 UTC
When installing udev on a new installation, you have to set RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="no" in /etc/conf.d/rc, else you won't be able to boot.
or you'll have to start udevd manually directly after you emerge it.

Mayb you could put making the tarball in the installation script ?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install clean Gentoo
2. emerge udev
3. reboot

Actual Results:  
the system wouldnt boot... 

Expected Results:  
RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="no" in /etc/conf.d/rc
or: make the tarball in the installation of udev
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-12-12 13:47:23 UTC
you need to provide more information about your problem
Comment 2 Laurence vd Krieken 2004-12-13 03:31:35 UTC

When udev is emerged after a clean install, the device tarball isn't made, so when you reboot at that moment, the system wont start due to the missing of that tarball.

Solution: set RC_DEVICE_TARBALL to no, or include the creation of this tarball in the emerge of udev.
Comment 3 Laurence vd Krieken 2004-12-13 04:05:14 UTC
its a default ~x86 system.
Comment 4 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-12-13 05:43:40 UTC
ive added some sanity checks to the bootup process

however, the udev tarball should have been created by the baselayout ebuild when you emerged it