Teminal issues in -dev

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 21:18:34 PDT 2008


Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> mknod -m 666 $LFS/dev/tty c 5 0
>>
>> If that is done in Chapter 6, then the user doesn't have to remember any 
>> additional lines other than the chroot line (which is difficult enough).
> 
> Keep in mind why you want this. If you are really going through the book 
> as a user, this entire conversation is moot. You will not be outside of 
> dev trying to get back in before you reboot your new system with a shiny 
> new udev to auto-populate /dev. Unless, of course, you've restarted your 
> machine in which case the book has already referred you to the beginning 
>   of chapter six.
> 
> So, really, it appears that you want this to make your experience with 
> jhalfs nicer. 

Yes.  Is there something wrong with that?

> In which case, is it really harder to remember:
> 
> mount --bind /dev $LFS/dev

In my proposal, some users will get a little convenience without having to 
remember anything.

> I'm not intending to be unsympathetic. I just don't understand how your 
> proposed command really benefits the average end user.

In a lot of cases, it won't.  But what does it hurt?  We do a lot of things that 
are not, strictly speaking, minimal.

   -- Bruce



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