boot messages : say it ain't so

Robert G. (Doc) Savage dsavage at
Sat Jul 17 19:31:58 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 00:55 -0500, Christofer C. Bell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 10:07 PM, Robert G. (Doc) Savage
> <dsavage at> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 20:58 +0000, BeartoothHOS wrote:
> >>       Several machines have been showing lines like these :
> >>
> >>                 Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.
> >> Starting udev: udevd[405]: BUS= will be removed in a future udev version,
> >> please use SUBSYSTEM= to match the event device, or SUBSYSTEMS= to match
> >> a parent device, in /etc/udev/rules.d/85-pcscd_egate.rules:3
> >
> > Beartooth,
> >
> > I'm getting six similar error messages when udev starts on a 32-bit
> > Thinkpad laptop. So far these errors appear to be benign and don't cause
> > any crash(es). I've been expecting to see a fix Real Soon Now (tm)...
> Can we assume you're seeing these messages on systems that have been
> upgraded through several versions of Fedora?  If so, it may be time to
> consider a clean install of the current release to clean out the cruft
> (like the above) left from previous versions that were using methods
> since deprecated.


This system has a from-scratch F13 installation, so I shouldn't be
seeing seeing leftover garbage from F12 & before. The two files on my
system that udev complains about on startup are:

The error messages say that SYSFS{}= and BUS= structures will be removed
in a future version of udev and that ATTRS{}= and SUBSSTEMS= should be
used in their place.

The udev packages I have installed are:


I'm thinking this is a real, if low-grade, bug.

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL

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