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Re: /dev/fd/4 ??

On Wed, Jul 28, 1999 at 08:26:00PM +0200, Gerhard Poul wrote:
> what's /dev/fd/4??

That's a temporary name for the interpreter of a script. If you use
"#!/bin/foobar", and the hurd can't find foobar anywhere, it will map this
to a temporary whatever (pipe I think) /dev/fd/4.
> I get such errors very frequently when installing new packages on my i486
> running Hurd. :-(((

Then you are lacking a script interpreter. Do you have bash installed, and
> shadow:~# dpkg -i binutils_2. 
> Selecting previously deselected package binutils.
> (Reading database ... 4181 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking binutils (from binutils_2. ...
> Setting up binutils ( ...
> /dev/fd/4: /dev/fd/4: No such file or directory
> dpkg: error processing binutils (--install):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 127
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  binutils

binutils.postinst is a shell script, so /bin/sh must be there and not a dangling

binutils-postinst does call install-info, which is a perl script. So I
guess you are lacking /usr/bin/perl. Did you install perl-base package? Is
perl a dangling symlink? If you have a perl.dist file, rename it to perl.

> Is this a real device?? How can I create it??

No & you can't.


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