Bug 162684 - follow a possible link to a device special file
follow a possible link to a device special file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-07-07 13:02 EDT by Peter Warasin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 16:50:02 EDT
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patch which adds that behaviour (775 bytes, patch)
2005-07-07 13:02 EDT, Peter Warasin
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Description Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 13:02:49 EDT
Description of problem:
this enhancement uses readlink to determine the real device special file in
new-kernel-pkg. one may have links as for example IPCop unfortuately does.

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Comment 1 Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 13:02:49 EDT
Created attachment 116482 [details]
patch which adds that behaviour
Comment 2 Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 13:04:09 EDT
enhancement was needed for www.efw.it and has been developed by www.endian.it
Comment 3 Peter Jones 2006-02-03 16:56:00 EST
Is this still a problem with mkinitrd-5.0.20 ?
Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-05-05 16:50:02 EDT
Closing due to lack of response.
Note that FC3 is the responsibility of Fedora Legacy now.
If this problem occurs on FC4 or FC5, please reopen.

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