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Re: irda-utils development.

knok> >> hmm, i think i will have the same problem as well when trying to
knok> >> package tpctl -- i was under the impression that using mknod was ok.
knok> >> is that incorrect?

knok> $ lintian irda-utils_0.9.4-2_i386.deb | lintian-info 
knok> W: irda-utils: mknod-in-maintainer-script postinst:13
knok> N:
knok> N:   Maintainer scripts should not create device files directly. They
knok> N:   should call makedev instead.
knok> N:   
knok> N:   Refer to Policy Manual, section 4.6 for details.
knok> N:
knok> W: irda-utils: mknod-in-maintainer-script postinst:20

if that is true, i wonder if sysklogd and sysvinit have bugs or are special

knok> In any case, I'll try to tell makedev maintainer.

the following line appears in the makefile for tpctl:

  mknod --mode=664 /dev/thinkpad c 10 170

/usr/src/linux/Documentation/devices.txt does not have an entry for
this.  i don't think MAKEDEV has one either.

does anyone have any suggestions on what to do?  contact the makedev

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