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Re: toolchain/45694: update by ./build.sh doesn't complete because of unwriteable /dev
The following reply was made to PR toolchain/45694; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: toolchain/45694: update by ./build.sh doesn't complete because
of unwriteable /dev
Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:58:28 +0000
On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 11:15:06PM +0000, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> > > Burn a CD and update from the CD. This gets painful.
> > A much less painful workaround is to unmount fdesc before installing.
> Ah, that works, but no man page for fdesc and no real idea what's going
fdesc implements /dev/fd. It should have a man page; that is a bug.
(There is actually an fd(4) page for /dev/fd, but it makes no mention
of fdesc. This also raises the question of whether the floppy driver
has a man page.)
It should also accept chown/chmod operations that do not actually
change the attributes of its objects, instead of just failing
unconditionally. I'm pretty sure that's what it's doing and that it's
what causes the behavior you're seeing.
David A. Holland
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