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Re: Will woody ever become stable?

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 03:56:05AM +0100, Jochen Voss wrote:

> > I have an NMU prepared which takes the conservative approach (one line
> > change, test -e instead of test -f).  The correct thing to do in the long
> > term is to use MAKEDEV, but that can wait until after woody is released.
> I would favour MAKEDEV, because MAKEFLOPPIES seems to be seriously
> broken.  When I do "rm /dev/fd[01]*" my i386 system, then
> "MAKEFLOPPIES -g" did create the wrong device files for
> my system.  It needed a second call to MAKEFLOPPIES to fix this.

There is currently no bug reported against fdutils about creating wrong
device files.  What is the nature of the problem, and why hasn't a bug been

fdutils is an important package, and we must be careful not to introduce
worse problems during the freeze process.

 - mdz

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