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Re: How to package device files?

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Adam Heath wrote on Thu May 30, 2002 um 12:58:48PM:

> > You don't, you use makedev to create them in your postinst.
> >
> > Wichert.
> When this mail first hit the list, I checked dpkg.  It should handle creation
> of device files.  If it doesn't, it's a bug.
> It's policy that enforces the "no devices in debs" principal.

Common praxis is asking with Debconf and creating them in postinst using

> 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?

Should be revisited. I remember a file against policy, dealing with this
issue among others.

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