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Re: grub-pc: installation failure under linux + udev

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: grub-pc: installation failure under linux + udev
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 02:31:51 +0100
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On Friday 04 January 2008 00:54, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 11:14:23PM +0100, Pascal A. Dupuis wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > this is a copy of debian bug 450709
> > ( at
> > debian maintainer's (Robert Millan <rmh at aybabtu dot com>) request:
> Thanks Pascal.
> > But ... util/biosdisk.c has another issue with detecting udev. The
> > routine has_devfs searchs for /dev/.devfsd, which cames from deprecated
> > devfs. Enclosed is a synthetic patch, I compiled and ran it fine on my
> > machine. Could you check ?
> The off-by-5 bug is already fixed in CVS.  As for the devfs part, I think
> I figured out what you're doing.  You setup udev to emulate devfs-style
> devices, right?
> I think the right fix for this is not to check for /dev/.udev, but rather
> just probe for devfs-style devices unconditionally.
> As it happens there are other ways in which one could have this layout,
> including other /dev implementations such as userdevfs.
> What does everyone else think?

As long as it works fine, no problem. :)


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