Bug#1069182: And another bunch of funny things

Alex Volkov alex at bootes.sytes.net
Wed Apr 17 21:43:46 BST 2024

So, the issue was raised in 2010:



and the resolution was made that the udev script should NOT delete
the database, which was reflected in udev's ChangeLog (then it was a separate 
package yet):

udev (167-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release.
  * Do not delete the database created by the initramfs udev, for the
    benefit of newer versions of lvm. This Breaks dmsetup << 2.02.84-1.
    See #590665 and #593625.
  * Switch to the gir 1.2 format, courtesy of Emilio Pozuelo Monfort.
    (Closes: #620335)
  * Actually enable support for persistent names of virtio block devices
    introduced in 166-1. (Closes: #617658)
  * Changed net.agent to invoke a systemd event instead of running
    ifup when systemd is active. (Closes: #610871)
  * Clarify in README.Debian that $NEED_PERSISTENT_NET must be exported
    there as well. (Closes: #618420)
  * The udev package becomes Multi-Arch: foreign.

 -- Marco d'Itri <md at linux.it>  Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:03:03 +0200

BUT! Then suddenly in a month the urge for the base cleanup is back:

udev (169-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream release. Fixes:
    + udevadm settle being unreliable at early boot time. (Closes: #624010)
  * Use "udevadm control --exit" in the initramfs instead of manually
    killing each udevd process. (Closes: #624469)
  * Init script: clean up the initramfs udev database even when it is
    in /run/. (Closes: #626873)

 -- Marco d'Itri <md at linux.it>  Thu, 19 May 2011 23:14:56 +0200

I'm just out of words, honestly. The renowned distro at its best.

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