This page describe the progress of removing usage of the obsolete devfs in the DebianInstaller.
[http://packages.qa.debian.org/busybox busybox] is currently built with CONFIG_FEATURE_DEVFS activated. It needs to be deactivated in debian/config-udeb.
We should not have any problems in uploading this change without any specific changes in the DebianInstaller. Testing might be desirable though. Current d-i and g-i work correctly with modified busybox on i386, provided the changes listed below for other components are also included.
- Remove devfs.rules and compat-full.rules
- Add z10_input.rules to create input device nodes in /dev/input (required for g-i) Works with modified busybox on i386, text d-i.
Change /etc/inittab in rootskel to use tty2-tty4 for debug shells and syslog.?BRSee rootskel in D-I SVN under people/fjp.
- Graphical installer
Device files for input devices created in /dev instead of /dev/input which makes starting directfb fail. Creating symlinks in /dev/input fixes this. Adding persistent-input.rules in udev-udeb is the way to go.
[http://people.debian.org/~lunar/d-i-without-devfs/ Modified packages not in d-i tree]:
After we've switched to use "regular" device names, we should be able to clean up quite a lot of code. The list below is far from complete.
- any references to /dev/discs/
rootskel: various references to /dev/vc/*, /dev/fb/* and possibly others
/dev/md should not be removed. See [ http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-mdadm/mdadm/trunk/debian/FAQ?op=file&rev=0&sc=0 mdadm FAQ].