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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] packages messing with /dev
Date: Sun, 22 May 2022 20:41:37
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] packages messing with /dev by
1 karl@××××××××.se wrote:
2 > Dear package maintainers,
3 > please do not mess with preexisting files in /dev.
4 >
5 > I have static /dev and that suit me well for quite a few systems that
6 > has a static environment, especially system that are intended to for
7 > a long time and where I tend to minimize the number of running
8 > processes, every running process is something that can go wrong.
9 > Their /dev/ files are set up for their intended use, and I don't want
10 > surprises there.
11 >
12 > When upgrading it isn't easy to see what package that did
13 > something to /dev so it isn't easy to bug the guilty party.
14 >
15 > If sys-fs/static-dev is installed, please do not touch /dev,
16 > if you want you can leave suggestions in some file.
17 >
18 > Regards,
19 > /Karl Hammar
21 Most package maintainers are on -dev.  There is a few on here but this
22 topic may not apply to them.  I'd suggest either filing a bug against
23 whatever package is touching /dev or maybe posting on -dev mailing
24 list.  Unless you know what package is doing this, it may not get much
25 if any response.  Hard to fix something when it is unknown what to fix. 
27 Hope that helps.
29 Dale
31 :-)  :-)