[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: bash-3.2.25-17

Igor Peshansky pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Fri Oct 19 13:30:00 GMT 2007


On Fri, 19 Oct 2007, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Oct 18 13:29, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > On Wed, 17 Oct 2007, Eric Blake wrote:
> >
> > > [snip]
> > > Based on user response, I may be convinced to fold in the rest of Igor's
> > > create_devices.sh [see
> > > http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-specialnames.html] into the bash
> > > postinstall, as it admittedly looks a bit weird when 'ls /dev' shows
> > > /dev/stdin but not /dev/null (rest assured, all the devices still exist,
> > > even if a listing of /dev does not show them).
> >
> > FYI, mknod works just fine on Cygwin, and I've been using a /ddev
> > directory populated with mknod for a while now (not in scripts, of course)
> > with no problems.
> >
> > I have a preliminary version of a modified script that uses mknod to
> > populate a directory with devices.  Should we use that instead (and put
> > this in a postinstall script for the "cygwin" package)?
>
> Why not create a stand-alone package in the base category which
> consists of just the postinstall script?

I could, but the issue is more basic than where the script lives.  Right
now Cygwin populates the /dev directory as a virtual directory within the
DLL.  The script I'm talking about will make /dev a real directory, and
the only thing Cygwin will deal with is devices.

What the transition would entail is not clear to me.
	Igor
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