[packman] sane-backends requires hotplug

Rui Santos rsantos at ruisantos.com
Tue May 6 21:09:33 CEST 2008

Manfred Tremmel wrote:
> Am Montag, 5. Mai 2008 schrieb Rui Santos:
>> Manfred Tremmel wrote:
>>> Am Freitag, 2. Mai 2008 schrieb Rui Santos:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>     I'm trying to upgrade my openSUSE version 10.3 to
>>>> kernel-2.6.25. Kernel-2.6.25 requires udev-120
>>>>     udev-120 obsoletes hotplug
>>> In 10.3 hotplug is provided by udev. When you update udev, doesn't
>>> the new package provide hotplug?
>> No, it specific obsoletes it...
> Install the sane source-rpm, remove the requires entry in the spec file 
> and recompile it. I don't think it will make trouble.

Nice :) Haven't thought of that... Thanks.

> I can't provide a package for each update tree out of the normal 
> openSUSE YOU update.

It was not my intention of even suggest that.
But, if you look at udev's openSUSE Factory at
you can see in the openSUSE's changelog, that after udev-120, hotplug is 
remove as stated as '- remove ancient Obsoletes: hotplug" on that 
specific changelog.
Just be ware that it seems that openSUSE 11.0 will provide no hotplug ( 
  from an rpm provides point of view ) on it's udev.

>>>>     sane-backends requires hotplug and I need sane-backends.
>>>>     Does sane-backends really need hotplug ?
>>> In 10.3 it requires hotplug to change the rights on removable
>>> devices.
>> Oh! no removal then ?!
> udev provides the hotplug mechanism, if there is a Provides entry, or 
> not.

Yes. So why not replace the hotplug requirement udev? If it suits all, 
then it's a good thing, right ?


Rui Santos

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