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Re: IMPORTANT: What can we do about the base package?

> > Or, maybe...  Build a base package that _does_ include all the /dev files,
> > but upon removal it archives all those files during "prerm" and puts them
> > all back again during "postrm".
> All the devices will be missing while you do this.

Yes, which is why the next paragraph in the message you quoted said:

> > My question is...  Can you write to a file system if its underlying
> > device has been deleted?

To which Joey Hess responded...

> Yes, you can. I just checked.

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    In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.

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