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Bug 532928 - virtual/dev-manager should depend on a dummy package for cases where no userland device manager is used
Summary: virtual/dev-manager should depend on a dummy package for cases where no userl...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-12-18 12:11 UTC by driedfruit
Modified: 2014-12-18 19:30 UTC (History)
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Description driedfruit 2014-12-18 12:11:23 UTC
virtual/dev-manager provides a wide choice of device managers, from udev to freebsd-sbin. However it doesn't cover for situations, when you aren't using any of them, i.e. by populating /dev using the DEVTMPFS / DEVTMPFS_MOUNT kernel options.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Unmerge current device manager.
2. Try to update @world.
Actual Results:  
virtual/dev-manager is required by gentoo-sources and must be satisfied.

Expected Results:  
I was expecting to either disable the need for virtual/dev-manager by a USE flag, either to install a dummy package to satisfy it.

I'm thinking a dummy package saying "I have a dev-manager already", or multiple specific dummy packages, like "sys-fs/devtmpfs", etc, would be the best way to resolve this problem.

I'm using a workaround, forcing sys-fs/static-dev to merge. This is not a good approach, as DEVTMPFS and sys-fs/static-dev are actually in conflict.