DVB device nodes (was: Re: Bug#265799: udev: /dev/input/* mode 0600 breaks remote control input)

Thomas Schmidt pkg-vdr-dvb-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 14:50:22 +0200

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* Darren Salt schrieb am 20.09.04, um 02:35 Uhr:
> > Yes, it should use makedev, but it seems that makedev checks, if udev i=
s in
> > use, and in this case simply does not create any device.
> Yes. That'd be a bit of a problem :-)

Ok, a workaround for this might be to create the devices in another
directory with makedev (which works imho), and the moving them to
/dev, but this seems to be much uglier than simply copying the
device-files from /.dev/ to /dev. ;-)

> > The main reason for this is that i think, there are users out there who=
> > not need the dvb-utils-package (even i have installed it for mainly one
> > reason: testing, because i maintain it - i do not really use any of the
> > tools on a regular base) :)
> </AOL>, but I still think that you need the udev rule in a dvb package. A=
> users will (initially) have a use for dvb-utils, if only to use scan to
> generate an initial channels.conf, and probably for loading a remote keym=
> during boot.

Hmm, i am still convinced that the best place for this rule is in
udev, because the number of dvb-utils-users seem to be only about half
of the numbers of vdr-users. (at least when i compare the results from
popularity-contest, which are a good starting-point, see [1] and [2] -
also at least most german users do not really need the initial scan,
because good channels.conf-files for most networks are shipped in the
vdr-package ;) )

[1] http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?popcon=3Dlinuxtv-dvb-apps
[2] http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?popcon=3Dvdr

(Note: These numbers are not really the number of users for the
packages, the page only lists users who have the package
popularity-contest and the vdr/dvb-packages installed) ;)


Thomas Schmidt

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