Bug#571136: please remove useless devices from devices.tar.gz
On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 07:58:17PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Package: debootstrap
> Version: 1.0.20
> Severity: normal
> devices.tar.gz should contain only the devices which are strictly
> needed, even if udev is not installed the others can be created by
> At least the ram* devices should be removed because they were needed
> by initrds and are not useful anymore.
> Why create loop*?
> Why create mem kmem core port?
> FYI, the only devices needed by udev to start are null and console.
FWIW, the inclusion of these devices in devices.tar.gz makes debootstrap
fail without even a message (filed a separate bug for that) when tar
can't mknod the devices (which happens from within a lxc container with
the default template).
Note cdebootstrap either doesn't create them or doesn't care if it can't