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David Woodhouse wrote:
According to bug #517013, %post scripts should not assume that /dev
available -- so we can't do anything that requires the existence of
/dev/null, /dev/urandom, etc.
Is this a known and expected packaging rule, or is it a bug in the way
that the user is attempting to install the packages?
It's been pretty common since forever for various scriptlets to redirect
output of stderr/stdout to /dev/null, so I think it'd be a bit of an
ugly mess if there was a mandatory packaging rule you couldn't use at
I hope post scripts wont have to test for /dev/null and create a device
node for it if it isn't present, before redirecting to it. ;o)
Mike A. Harris
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