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Re: Adding device file to /dev.

On Monday 04 June 2001 00:59, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> 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?

I think so.

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