Re: How to package device files?
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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