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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.

I thought the reasoning was more that MAKEDEV is a conffile, giving the
admin control over which device files appear on their system?  We also
have to consider how things play with devfs.

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

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