Bug 116009 - MAKEDEV binary should not be in /dev
Summary: MAKEDEV binary should not be in /dev
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: MAKEDEV   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-02-17 16:12 UTC by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2007-04-18 17:03 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.8.4-1
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Last Closed: 2004-08-26 00:15:45 UTC
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Description Enrico Scholz 2004-02-17 16:12:11 UTC
Description of problem:

MAKDEV places the 'MAKEDEV' binary into /dev. This is bad because:

* this binary will be missing on systems with devfs 
* this binary will be missing on systems with special requirements 
  regarding /dev; e.g. the fedora.us buildsystem has 
  '%_netsharedpath /dev' (--> nothing inside /dev will be created)

Since MAKEDEV is not used to create /dev entries only, but to create
%attr() entries from rpm-specfiles (-M option), package build will 
fail on the systems above.

My suggestion:
Please move the MAKEDEV binary into /sbin, and create a symlink to
/dev/MAKEDEV. Such a symlink can be created easily on the systems
mentioned above.

The %pre check for devfs can be removed too when doing this.

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Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-08-26 10:45:48 UTC
yes, please make this happen!

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