Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131075
MAKEDEV won't install while udev is active
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
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Description of problem:
You can't install or upgrade MAKEDEV (3.9-1) while udev is active, as
the preinstall script stops you with an error about devfs. If MAKEDEV
and udev are supposed to coexist this is clearly a problem.
mount --move /dev /tmp/dev
and after updating /dev
mount --move /tmp/dev /dev
That introduces a race condition if permissions as set by udev don't
match what the dev package contains -- I'd rather not go there.
Supposedly udev and/or initscripts will conspire together to make sure
that /dev/MAKEDEV is present, so it can be removed from the package.
Because the MAKEDEV package no longer stores anything in /dev, the
%pre scriptlet can be removed as well.