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Bug 753134 - sys-fs/eudev change group uucp to dialout
Summary: sys-fs/eudev change group uucp to dialout
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: eudev team
Keywords: PATCH
Depends on:
Reported: 2020-11-04 17:01 UTC by Ed Wildgoose
Modified: 2020-11-04 17:50 UTC (History)
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Description Ed Wildgoose 2020-11-04 17:01:12 UTC
Upstream udev appears to have (long ago) changed to using serial ports having GROUP="dialout", however, eudev is still reverting this. 

For example bug #691746 changed gpsd to use the new dialout group and it currently fails to work with eudev 3.2.9 as a result

Is there something holding us back from following this change and removing the "revert" from the eudev package?

I propose the following patch:

--- ./repos/gentoo/sys-fs/eudev/eudev-3.2.9.ebuild	2020-06-08 16:27:48.656645383 +0000
+++ /tmp/eudev-3.2.9.ebuild	2020-11-04 16:57:21.565077143 +0000
@@ -84,10 +84,6 @@

 src_prepare() {
-	# change rules back to group uucp instead of dialout for now
-	sed -e 's/GROUP="dialout"/GROUP="uucp"/' -i rules/*.rules \
-	|| die "failed to change group dialout to uucp"