/dev/null under devfs (was Re: perl problem)

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Sun Jan 14 15:32:10 PST 2001


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On Sunday 14 January 2001 18:26, scott thomason wrote:
> It's funny that you had trouble with /dev/null. The devfs doc states
> explicitly that /dev/null (and zero, etc.) is provided. I guess I'll find
> out later tonight... ---scott

Think about it: you were chrooted. You didn't boot a devfs-enabled kernel. 
You were still using your initial distro kernel. If you had booted LFS, it 
would've probably worked.

What I recommend when doing a devfs system is still doing the MAKEDEV part, 
or simply copy you distro's devs to your lfs partition (since you will delete 
them anyway) for the chroot part.

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