Bug#393575: [Pkg-lirc-maint] Bug#393575: lirc: mknod in maintainer script

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Thu Dec 28 12:05:11 CET 2006

On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 09:20:36AM +0100, Amaya wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> > Actually, the use of mknod directly is normally considered RC, per
> > <http://release.debian.org/etch_rc_policy.txt>.  In this case it's not
> > RC, because MAKEDEV doesn't know about /dev/lirc and therefore can't
> > be used to create it.

> Do you think this bug is still relevant? 
> udev now creates devices for lirc, I wonder if we can now get rid of the
> mknod cruft already.

Users are not required to use udev; policy still requires that packages that
need devices handle the static-dev case via MAKEDEV.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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