multipath broken in Intrepid

Scott James Remnant scott at
Mon Dec 15 11:52:03 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-12-10 at 11:22 -0800, Bryan McLellan wrote:

> The arguments for /lib/udev/scsi_id in udev have changed, breaking
> multipath in Intrepid. Upstream head for multipath has been updated,
> but there hasn't been a newer release. Scott Remnant has expressed
> that udev won't be patched to fix this. The multipath-tools package
> lists this list as the maintainer. Are there any intentions to patch
> multipath-tools for Intrepid or is it considered a low priority? I'm
> looking for the state of this before I ppa it.
scsi_id is an internal udev tool with a non-stable API (which is why
it's under /lib, not in a usual binary directory like /sbin).

Packages that use unstable, internal APIs are intended to be kept up to
date with any breakage.

multipath-tools almost certainly should be using libudev instead.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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