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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: [RESOLVED] udev failed to start Reply with quote

Greetings,

after my last "emerge @system" (which included an update to udev), my system refused to boot because of a not starting udev.
The output:

Code:
* Mounting /proc...
* Mounting /sys...
*   udev uses addon code which is deprecated
*   and may not be available in the futur.
* Mounting /dev...
/lib64/rcscripts/addons/udev-start.sh: line 26: _start: command not found
* Error: udev failed to start
...

In the end, the system leaves me in the maintenance console without a filesystem.
I was surprised, that there was no other post in the Gentoo forums, nor in Google (at least not related to gentoo), which sadly seems to make this issue unique for me.
Since my computer is effectivly out of service I would very much appreciate any help.
It is obviously not possible to post the output of "emerge --info" (or anything else), but if you need more information I will try to provide them.

Regards


[Edit]
I just realized that this post should have gone one forum up (other things gentoo).
Can someone move it there?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: udev failed to start Reply with quote

I worked around this Problem by chrooting into the system from a LiveCD und downgrading udev to the previous version.
But If someone has clue of what is going on, then I am still interested, since I doubt that it is a good idea to block any updates to udev forever...

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you run etc-update after emerging?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Savage.Mephisto wrote:
Did you run etc-update after emerging?


Yes, this is caused by failing to update the udev scripts in /etc/init.d/
Failed this myself.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: udev failed to start Reply with quote

Xentronium wrote:

which sadly seems to make this issue unique for me.


You were not alone. I automatically shut down after my update so I missed to start "etc-update" / "dispatch-conf" as well before rebooting. Thanks to all for your hints.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to believe, that I forget something like that, but you may have a point here... :oops:
I'll make sure to update the conf data after the next udev update. Thanks for your answers!

*Marked this topic as "resolved"*
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