-   Slackware (
-   -   Preparing for Slackware 12 and Hal (

arubin 07-04-2007 02:10 AM

Preparing for Slackware 12 and Hal
I hope to upgrade to slackware 12 in the next week or so. I will probably do this by a fresh install on a spare partition rather than upgrading my current installation.

I have looked at Pat's notes but am unclear on how to manage the move to Hal. At present I have directories set up in /media for my various usb drives. I have rules in udev and corrresponding lines in fstab so that specific /dev/files are created when I plug in devices and I can easily mount the devices in a predictable manner.

What happens with hal? Do I copy over my old udev rules file? Do I let hal do everything for me?


b0uncer 07-04-2007 05:38 AM

I would first see how it goes with HAL only, and if it works all right, stick to that. But if you like, you can afterwards copy the rules file and see how it acts; if it doesn't work out, remove it.

rworkman 07-04-2007 05:21 PM

The device nodes are created by udev, so if you want predictable device nodes, then definitely consider saving your custom udev rules for migration to the new installation. Note that some of the udev rules syntax has changed, and also note that all udev rules are prefixed with an integer now, so you'll need to be aware of that when doing the migration of your custom rules. For the rest of the answer to (what I think is) your question, see my response(s) in this thread:

arubin 07-05-2007 02:12 AM

Thanks. Where are the rules changes described? I have always used but I am not sure if this is up to date.

rworkman 07-05-2007 10:44 AM

Honestly, the *best* way to find them is diffing the default rules from subsequent udev source tarballs; otherwise, the writing_udev_rules.html from Daniel Drake is almost certainly the best resource available to users.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.