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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