Bug#1042082: Please take over udev SysV init script

Mark Hindley mark at hindley.org.uk
Sun Sep 3 18:25:25 BST 2023

Control: reassign -1 initscripts


We have decided that initscripts from src:sysvinit is a better fit for
/etc/init.d/udev. Therefore reassigning.

I have prepared a branch[1]. The only outstanding item I am aware of is to add
versioned Breaks/Replaces against the version of udev that no longer ships the

In my testing of this transition, it became apparent that if udev uses either
dpkg-maintscript-helper rm_conffile or dpkg remove-on-upgrade, user
modifications to /etc/init.d/udev are not preserved. So, I would ask that you
not do that until Forky so we can be sure that any changes to those files are
correctly preserved.

Can you see any other issues?

Thanks and best wishes


[1]  https://salsa.debian.org/debian/sysvinit/-/tree/wip/udev_initscript

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