On 08/14/2009 10:20 AM, Somebody in the thread at some point said:
It's been pretty common since forever for various scriptlets to
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)
You could use mknod to create a workable /tmp/dev/null if it was the
idea, satisfying any dependency locally.
Some magic /sys dir that always satisfies anything eg, >
/sys/device_node/1_3 could solve it as well.