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Re: Adding device file to /dev.

On Sun, Jun 03, 2001 at 02:37:19PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> Also make the package check for the presence of the character device 
> /dev/.devfsd first, if that device exists then your script must not attempt 
> to create the device node and it should be left for the kernel to do it!  If 
> you create a node under /dev when devfs is running it may result in an 
> attempt to load the module, also the node will disappear on reboot!
> Another thing any package that depends on the creation of nodes under /dev 
> MUST depend on "makedev | devfsd".  People who run devfsd do not need to have 
> makedev installed.

Should this stuff go into policy?



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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