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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.

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