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Re: base-files and /dev

On Tue, 23 Jul 2002, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jul 2002 20:01, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > I mean that dpkg should probably stop doing whatever it tries to do
> > when it upgrades base-files. base-files does not contain any file in
> > /dev, it only contains the directory itself. If dpkg feels the need to
> > do something with /dev when it upgrades base-files, I think that's a
> > problem in dpkg, and that's where we should fix it, not in base-files.
> dpkg is not doing it, dpkg is calling my SE Linux script which does it.
> Why do you believe that base-files should own /dev?  It does not own
> any files in /dev, it does not create /dev or create many (any?)
> files under /dev.

Because base-files contains "the basic filesystem hierarchy of a
Debian system" as stated by the extended description.

It could well be the case that removing /dev from base-files fixes
your particular problem, but I have the feeling that the underlying
problem will remain. We should fix the real problem.

I don't know SE Linux, could you please explain briefly the mechanism
by which dpkg calls your SE Linux script, what does it do, and why?

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