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Re: How to package device files?

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 12:58:48PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> I also think that might have been a hold over from when we couldn't override
> permissions of files.  Since permissions on devices are changed very often(as
> compared to normal dirs/files), I believe it became policy to not ship device
> files in debs.
> Maybe it's time to revisit this?

No. I don't want to have to learn the dpkg stat-overrides mechanism to
chmod a device entry. It's too opaque and doesn't buy anything. It also
conflicts with devfs.

Mike Stone

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