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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] add a way to disable xen's udev script.

On Wed, 2011-06-08 at 21:33 +0100, Vincent Hanquez wrote:
> On 06/08/2011 08:49 PM, Ian Campbell wrote:
> >> chmod -x and rm would do the same things (provided udev isn't unhappy),
> >> but modifying files of package A from another package B is highly
> >> frowned upon.
> >
> > Dropping down a file which unilaterally disables critical behaviour in
> > another package requires isn't really much better, you might as well
> > just add a Conflicts: and be done with it.
> Unfortunately that's not possible since all the libs that we need to 
> depend on (libxenctrl, etc.) in xen-utils-4.1 depends on the package 
> that install the udev rules (xen-utils-common).

and of course working with the maintainer of the package you wish to
integrate with is clearly out of the question?

> There's more than likely a perfect way to splice the packages to make it 
> a package issue only, however I'm not terribly interested in putting 
> more efforts than a *trivial* 1 line change.

Sorry, but I don't think you motivation or lack thereof justifies adding
this sort of hack to the upstream Xen code base.


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