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Re: base-files and /dev

Russell Coker wrote:
> Does base-files really need to own /dev?  If so why?
> In my SE Linux security policy I am only allowing devfsd to change the
> context of all /dev on a devfs system.  Upgrading base-files causes dpkg to
> try and relabel /dev as it's apparently owned by base-files.

Seems like a misfeature that we should better fix rather than hide it
by removing /dev from base-files.

In either case, I believe APT has hooks that allow you to do certain
things before an upgrade and other things after the upgrade. Perhaps
you could use them to work around this problem.

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