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Re: check-debian-cd 1.10

Francesco Potorti` <pot@gnu.org> writes:

>    >        check-debian-cd
>    > looks in /dev/cdrom and cheks the disc.  Or:
>    Please also look in /dev/cdroms/* as devfs has it
>    (/usr/src/linux/Documentation/fs/devfs/*).
> I just read about devfs.  I  suppose you suggest that checkiso (its name
> has changed  lately) should  read from all  files in /dev/cdroms/  if it
> finds that /dev/cdroms/ exists, right?
> That is, doing something like:
> if /dev/cdroms/ exists
>    read from all files there
> else if /dev/cdrom is readable
>    read from there
> Would that work?  I suppose I should give up with automatic recognition
> od scsi cdroms (those in /dev/sr[0-9]*), what do you think?

if devfs doesn't exist, you can check /proc for cdrom drives and/or
try /dev/hd[a-f] and /dev/scd[0-f].

Apart from that the pseudocode above is fine. Remember /dev/cdrom is
just a link setup during install.


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