Bug#274511: devfs on sarge install cd is confusing for newbies
reassign 274511 debian-installer
severity 274511 wishlist
On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 01:25:38PM +0200, Rene Engelhard wrote:
> Package: cdrom, d-i
> Severity: important
> [ not sure which package to file it against; reassign as appropriate if
> needed ]
> when you install sarge (or use the rescue system) you get devfs.
This *so* won't be fixed for sarge. :-) It's quite deeply embedded in
the d-i code. For etch, we'll probably move to something else, but now
is not the time.
> However, Linux newbies or people switching from other distributions not
> using devfs (and not knowing that something like this exists or how it
> works - devfs is deprecated after all) are going to be seriously
By and large, they shouldn't have to care. The installed system doesn't
use devfs, and new users won't have to poke around in the installer
environment too much.
> The resulting system installed by d-i doesn't so what is the reason
> you use devfs/the desired effect?
We don't have room for static device nodes, and no alternatives were
available at the time when that part of d-i was originally written.
devfsd wouldn't fit in a number of the images, and would probably only
cause unnecessary confusion.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]