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Re: With udev, are dev and MAKEDEV still required?



On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 21:15:34 -0400, David T Hollis
<dhollis davehollis com> wrote:
> With udev now handling /dev and repopulating upon reboot, it seems that
> the dev and MAKEDEV packages are no longer relevant.  However, they can
> not be uninstalled due to manual requirements for some packages:
> 
> [root dhollis-lnx i2c]# rpm -e dev MAKEDEV
> error: Failed dependencies:
>         dev is needed by (installed) which-2.16-4
>         dev is needed by (installed) mod_ssl-2.0.50-4
>         dev is needed by (installed) kdelibs-3.3.0-1
>         dev is needed by (installed) mkinitrd-4.1.1-1
>         dev is needed by (installed) initscripts-7.67-1
>         MAKEDEV >= 3.0 is needed by (installed) raidtools-1.00.3-8
> 
> I'm not terribly concerned about these packages from a space perspective
> (especially since all of dev's files get blown away anyway!) but now rpm
> --verify dev  blows up in all kinds of fun ways since all of its files
> are missing.  With the active discussions about udev, I'm quite certain
> that it is not the only way to do things at this point and the dev and
> MAKEDEV packages will remain for those that prefer that method, but
> should these dependencies be investigated to see just how necessary they
> really are?
> 

Having udev Provides: dev would be a way out, in that case, since that
is precisely what packages that depend on dev need, device nodes?

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Michel Salim ææå
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