Bug 150766 - MAKEDEV doesn't like CVS directory in /etc/makedev.d
Summary: MAKEDEV doesn't like CVS directory in /etc/makedev.d
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: MAKEDEV   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-03-10 12:51 UTC by Peter Bieringer
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 4.19-1
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Last Closed: 2005-03-17 21:01:17 UTC
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Description Peter Bieringer 2005-03-10 12:51:12 UTC
Description of problem:
We're using a system CVS to track configuration changes properly.

udev isn't smart enough during running through its configuration
directory and an error message now.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. create directory in /etc/makedev.d
2. reboot

Actual Results:  Starting udev:  error: /etc/makedev.d/CVS is not a
regular file

Expected Results:  No such error message

Additional info:

It looks like udev only expect files in /etc/makedev.d, so why not
filtering the directory open for files only or skip file if it is a

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2005-03-11 11:53:03 UTC
this is makedev

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2005-03-17 20:47:37 UTC
If you invoke MAKEDEV with the "-i" flag, it will issue a warning instead of an
error if it runs into a problem reading its configuration.

Comment 4 Peter Bieringer 2005-03-18 13:22:35 UTC
How to tell using "-i" udev? ;-)

BTW: can I test the rawhide package on RHEL4?

Comment 5 Harald Hoyer 2005-03-18 15:03:29 UTC
Peter, edit /sbin/start_udev and change the MAKEDEV call.

yes, you can _test_ the rawhide package on RHEL4

Comment 6 Peter Bieringer 2005-04-14 08:43:41 UTC
Can confirm that it works now using following version:


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