REPOST: null device in linux jail root
chowse at charter.net
Tue Dec 16 11:16:41 PST 2003
Surely, *someone* who reads this list has upgraded the linux_base port, and
figured out the proper way to respond to this prompt.
I installed Linux compatibility when I installed FBSD 4.8, but I've never
really done anything with it.
While portupgrading , I was presented with a prompt that I don't know how to
You need to create the null device in your jail root environment.
Run the following commands outside the jail root environment,
and then press enter:
mkdir -m 0755 -p <Jail Root dir>/dev
rm -f <Jail Root dir>//compat/linux/dev/null
mknod <Jail Root dir>//compat/linux/dev/null c 2 2
chmod 666 <Jail Root dir>//compat/linux/dev/null
I found that this prompt comes from the makefile in the linux-base port, which
I don't have access to at the moment, so I can't quote it exactly.
Clueless, I just pressed enter at the prompt, thinking I could always go back
and do it later, or deinstall the port and reinstall it when I learn what to
I know what a jail is, but how do I know what my <Jail Root dir> is?
Also, why the double slashes in the last 3 lines? What do they mean?
What is the proper way to deal with this prompt?
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