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Bug 18283 - Devfsd not creating /dev entries
Summary: Devfsd not creating /dev entries
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 18127
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-03-27 02:32 UTC by Simon Hansman
Modified: 2005-07-17 13:06 UTC (History)
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Description Simon Hansman 2003-03-27 02:32:52 UTC

A couple of days ago I did an update world. After that my system boots right up
and I can log in, but none of my /dev entries have been created. This means my
mouse, cdrw and anything that is created in /etc/devfsd.conf is not in /dev.

Now I think it has something to do with gawk, as I think that was one of the
packages updated when I emerged world. There is a similar bug (Bugzilla Bug
18127) but there are several important differences, which is why I'm filing
another bug (my apologies if these reasons aren't good enough for a new bug report):
1. I am running a stable system (except for Xfree 4.3 and Mozilla 1.3) and
haven't installed gawk-3.1.2 ever.
2. My system boots up completely and works fine except for 
having no entries such as usbmouse in /dev (I don't get any error messages)
3. Reverting to previous versions of gawk does not solve the problem

Currently I have the latest stable versions of gawk and baselayout installed,
I've tried some of the ideas mentioned in this thread on the Forums: but have had no luck.

This problem is pretty severe as I can't use Xwindows without a mouse, and so
Gentoo is pretty unusable at the moment. 

Thanks and regards,
Comment 1 Simon Hansman 2003-03-27 14:59:31 UTC
Man do I feel dumb. Along the way of trying to fix this problem I re-emerged baselayout and by mistake overwrote my modules.autoload file. I re-did the file, but forgot to load mousedev...:(

But the initial problem was caused by the update world...all I can say is that the problem must have been fixed by me emerging gawk, baselayout and devfsd again.

I'm very sorry about that! 
Comment 2 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-03-27 15:02:10 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 18127 ***