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Re: base-files and /dev

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:59, Santiago Vila wrote:
> 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.

Are you saying that the presense of /dev in base-files is a mis-feature or 
that banning programs other than devfsd from molesting a devfs file system is 
a mis-feature?

I've already added a few special cases to my labelling code, and I could 
exclude /dev as well.  But why not just make base-files cease owning /dev?  
It has less claim to /dev than makedev does (and makedev doesn't list it).

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