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Bug#100749: cdrom entry in /etc/fstab points to non-existant /dev/cdrom

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 10:05:49AM -0700, David Whedon wrote:
> > So the question is, should we default /dev/cdrom to the first
> > CD-ROM drive if none is used during the installation, 
> That's my vote.

If the user is not using CDs for the installation, there is no
reason dbootstrap needs to know about the CD-ROM drive.  In this
case, I think it would be best if either base-config or makedev
would manage the /dev/cdrom link (I'd prefer makedev, since it
manages the rest of /dev).  How about the following logic?

if /dev/cdrom exists
 leave it alone
elif there is only one CD-ROM drive
 point /dev/cdrom to it
 default to the first drive
 ask a low priority question about which to use

Is there some consensus on exactly what falls within base-config's
purview and what doesn't?


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