upgrade udev on Ubuntu 14.04

John Moser john.r.moser at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 12:47:30 UTC 2015

On 03/13/2015 04:33 AM, Qiang Huang wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm a Docker user, for some reason, I need to use Docker on Ubuntu 14.04
> with devicemapper driver, but we got a serious problem because udev on
> Ubuntu 14.04 is too old to support sync, see details:
> https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/4036
> Seems no one ever got around of this problem, I wonder if we can upgrade udev
> on Ubuntu 14.04 in a smooth way, e.g. from udev 204 to udev 208.
> (RHEL7 with udev 208 don't have this problem, so I assume udev 208 would work)

I use 14.04 in production.

I understand Ubuntu policy inherits Debian policy:  package changes
shall not break what once worked in release.  New functionality and bug
fixes are okay, but anything that makes the user's configuration actions
(steps, scripts, provisioners) fail is not to go in except for extreme

As long as the above behavior is adhered to, I have no objection to a
udev upgrade if the appropriate process is followed, a need is
determined, and no breakage is found.

Just my two cents.

> Any help would be very appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Qiang

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