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Re: running "mknod" in the %pre section



On Sat, 15 Jun 2002, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> 2) which of the two device file names is the more appropriate?
> or will both work equally well as long as i stay consistent?

Doesn't matter.

/tmp has been used in many places because there used to be a reasonable
number of Linux installations done with the installation media mounted
read-only, so /dev could not be written to (this was mostly nfs rooted
installs, though some cdrom rooted installs were done as well). To get
scratch space a ramdisk was hung off of /tmp.

Erik

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