[Piuparts-devel] Bug#911334: Create /dev/ptmx like debootstrap does

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Mon Oct 29 16:48:21 GMT 2018

On 2018-10-29 17:25, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> +  [ Mathieu Parent ]
>> +  * piuparts.py: Use mknod instead of touch to create missing /dev/ptmx
>> +    mountpoint, working around findutils bug #912180 (Closes: #911334)
> does that mean, that once #912180 has been fixed, we can and should
> revert a99ecade (=your commit) ?

Since the bug is probably present in all old findutils versions
(including archived releases) and therefore not getting fixed
*everywhere*, the commit should stay around forever. There is not much
difference between touch and mknod for creating a mountpoint in /dev,
and using mknod does not sound like a wrong idea ...


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