Bug 131075 - MAKEDEV won't install while udev is active
MAKEDEV won't install while udev is active
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: MAKEDEV (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
Brock Organ
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Blocks: 118861 FC3Blocker
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Reported: 2004-08-27 06:15 EDT by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 3.9.2-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-31 11:43:28 EDT
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Description Michael Young 2004-08-27 06:15:27 EDT
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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.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2004-08-30 07:32:26 EDT
one could:

mount --move /dev /tmp/dev

and after updating /dev

mount --move /tmp/dev /dev
Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-08-30 12:17:09 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2004-08-31 11:43:28 EDT
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.

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