[Buildroot] Fakeroot issues

MikeW mw_phil at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 30 11:03:16 UTC 2007

Daniel Laird <danieljlaird at ...> writes:

> Hi I am trying to use buildroot to generate me a CPIO archive which is then
> included in my kernel image as a initramfs.
> The problem I am having is that is looks like all has worked, no errors etc.  
> However the devices that are created by makedev are not being created as
> devices but just as files.
> (build_mipsel/root/dev/....)
> I am presuming this is dues to an issue with fakeroot.  As I can run makedev
> as root user with same parameters and it all works fine.  
> It there any easy way to debug what is going on with fakeroot as I cant get
> this to work at the moment.
> I am using Redhat EL4 (Unfortunate Work Choice) in case that might trigger
> anything.
> Cheers
> Dan

Started to look at restoring devices before Xmas ...
is this http://www.openembedded.org/user-manual&dpage=fakeroot any use ?
There's a bit about device nodes created by fakeroot not being 'real' ...
(or wait for a reply from someone who's actually *done* this !)


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