Re: Why no package seems to take care of the new /dev/console device?
In article <20000129161441.A3388@ev1.net> you wrote:
> Indeed, there is a "MAKEDEV update" option. Just scanning the script
> seems to indicate it *might* do the right thing. Can someone with
> more familiarity with the MAKEDEV script comment on this?
Hmmm. I don't think 'update' is going to help. The purpose of 'update' is
to read the kernel's list of configured devices from /proc/devices, and create
any required device files. Frankly, it's incomplete... and keeping up with
the devices added to new kernels is a losing battle.
The "right" solution is probably
However, it's not clear where that should be done. It builds the console
device to match the running kernel's needs, so even running it from the
kernel-image postinst isn't guaranteed to work, since the kernel you're running
may not have anything to do with what you're installing.
I wonder if adding the console-making piece to /etc/init.d/makedev would be
reasonable? Or is that too late in the boot process to help?