[asterisk-dev] dahdi-linux: don't mknot on install by default

Kevin P. Fleming kpfleming at digium.com
Sat Dec 19 09:37:44 CST 2009

Tzafrir Cohen wrote:

> On most systems that use DAHDI there's no need for the static device
> files under /dev/dahdi , as the system will use udev anyway.

On small systems that use uClibc, typically /dev is static.

> In the Debian packaging we disabled generating the static files. We
> included a sample script to re-generate them. I don't recall any
> feedback regarding this script, so I suppose very few users actually
> bothered to use it.

For Debian-based systems, that doesn't surprise me.

> I suspect there wouldn't be much resistance to disabling the generation
> of static device files. This is something that gets in your way if you
> build dahdi-linux as a non-root user (and install it to a DESTDIR)
> anyway.

I would agree with making the generation of device files only happen on
request, as long as it's well documented in the upgrade notes/release

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