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Bug 162684 - follow a possible link to a device special file
Summary: follow a possible link to a device special file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-07 17:02 UTC by Peter Warasin
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-05-05 20:50:02 UTC

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patch which adds that behaviour (deleted)
2005-07-07 17:02 UTC, Peter Warasin
no flags Details | Diff

Description Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 17:02:49 UTC
Description of problem:
this enhancement uses readlink to determine the real device special file in
new-kernel-pkg. one may have links as for example IPCop unfortuately does.

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Comment 1 Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 17:02:49 UTC
Created attachment 116482 [details]
patch which adds that behaviour

Comment 2 Peter Warasin 2005-07-07 17:04:09 UTC
enhancement was needed for and has been developed by

Comment 3 Peter Jones 2006-02-03 21:56:00 UTC
Is this still a problem with mkinitrd-5.0.20 ?

Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-05-05 20:50:02 UTC
Closing due to lack of response.
Note that FC3 is the responsibility of Fedora Legacy now.
If this problem occurs on FC4 or FC5, please reopen.

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