Re: Where is /dev/pts?
On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, Greg Schafer wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 29, 2000 at 09:46:28AM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > Exactly. Since base-files contains /proc, which is a mount point, should
> > it not contain /dev/pts as well? [ I get a message on boot saying "unable
> > to mount etc. etc, /dev/pts does not exist" ].
> > Or maybe there are circumstances in which mounting unix98 pty devices is
> > undesirable?
> Actually, there is an init script which is intended to take care of
> this '/etc/init.d/devpts.sh', part of the libc6 package. Although it was
> missing from a recent libc6. The latest libc6 includes it again but I
> notice a RC bug (56507) is filed against it.
Yes, I see this:
[ -d /dev/pts ] || mkdir --mode=755 /dev/pts
My question still remains:
Which is the difference between this and /proc? Isn't /dev/pts supposed
to be present on the base system as /proc already is? In other words: Does
an empty /dev/pts makes any harm in systems running Linux 2.0.x?
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