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Bug#571136: Fwd: Re: Bug#571136: please remove useless devices from devices.tar.gz

excuse me for asking about something off subject:     does someone have an old DEC-alpha computer - better a server - (possibly with two CPUs but not necessarily) to give away or to sell? if yes, please tell me. All the best from Rome, Alberto.
Dr. Alberto Di Fazio
senior scientist,
National Institute for Astrophysics/Astronomical Observatory of Rome
member of the CNR/IGBP Italian National Commission on Global Change
Italian Focal Point of the IGBP/AIMES  Core Project (ex-GAIM)(Analysis, Integration, and Modelling of the Earth System)
president Global Dynamics Institute
permanently accredited to the COP under the UNFCCC as observer scientist

Da: Steven Chamberlain <steven@pyro.eu.org>
A: Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>; Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org>; debian-ports@lists.debian.org; debian-bsd@lists.debian.org; debian-hurd@lists.debian.org; 571136@bugs.debian.org
Inviato: Domenica 10 Gennaio 2016 19:48
Oggetto: Re: Fwd: Re: Bug#571136: please remove useless devices from devices.tar.gz


Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jan 10, Cyril Brulebois <kibi@debian.org> wrote:
> > We have a bug report with a patch by Marco against debootstrap (see
> > attachment), which changes how devices are generated; I can't really
> > tell how much this might affect all of you (especially with debootstrap
> It is not supposed to, since both hurd and kfreebsd already used
> a different method to manage /dev.

Yes, the code Marco changed cannot be reached when HOST_OS is kfreebsd*,
freebsd* or hurd*.  kfreebsd devfs provides all the device nodes without
manually creating any or using devices.tar.gz;  even for more exotic use
cases like BSD jails.  hurd appears to have something equivalent.

Thanks for letting us know.

Steven Chamberlain

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