On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 07:11:26AM -0500, Rich Freeman wrote: > On Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Alexis Ballier <aball...@gentoo.org> wrote: > > On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:34:52 -0600 > > William Hubbs <willi...@gentoo.org> wrote: > > > >> And, as for right now, udev-229 is in the tree, so udev can still be > >> extracted and run standalone from systemd. > > > > and even with that, I don't think there is anything preventing using > > systemd-udev from an openrc boot, is it ? (ie, have systemd installed > > but booting with openrc) > > > > Correct, you can uninstall sys-fs/(e)udev and install > sys-apps/systemd, then boot with openrc, and udev will work just fine.
This is correct. udev does not require systemd in order to run; the only thing it needs is the systemd build environment since there is common source code. The primary reason we have sys-fs/udev in the tree these days is so people can have upstream udev without installing systemd. In theory, we could lastrites sys-fs/udev and make sys-apps/systemd the default udev provider, but I'm sure that change would be even more controversial than what we are discussing. ;-) William
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