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Bug#230857: Preinst should rename old devpts.sh to mountkernfs

On Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:31:57, Thomas Hood wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-03-13 at 10:23, Colin Watson wrote:
> >   http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2004/debian-devel-announce-200402/msg00009.html
> Thanks.  I was wondering if I had missed a firmer and more recent 
> announcement of release plans.
> This mountkernfs issue really should be fixed for Sarge.  Since
> there apparently isn't time to implement /etc/rcS.d/S02mountkernfs
> in initscripts, I support gotom's plan as described in #230857 to
> rename or delete devpts.sh.

I'm working on it. To be able to script several parts of this easily,
maintaining the /run functionality and also dynamic root dev
functionality for lvm and raid in which I have been involved at
the kernel level, we need a reliable 'readlink' utility - as Thomas
might remember, the behaviour of the current readlink has changed
a few times. I have now found that the cause is a questionable
implementation of readlink() in glibc, and I'm trying to write
a reasonable replacement which isn't quite trivial and is holding
things up for now.

One thing that's pretty much for sure is that the next sysvinit will
ship (hopefully monday) with a /lib/init directory with alternatives
for standard utils or sysvinit-specific helpers that it needs for
the initscripts package.


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