Subject: MAKEDEV/MAKEDEV.subr issues in today's i386/amd64 builds
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2007 21:24:23
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> I tried installing a build from today, and I got an error when trying
> to run MAKEDEV along the lines of "cannot find /MAKEDEV.subr" and
> "$dirname not found".  Something is definitely broken, IMHO.

When you say "installing a build", do you mean "installing a build by
booting an INSTALL kernel", or do you mean installing in some other way?

It sounds as though you are running MAKEDEV in a context in which there
is no dirname command in the PATH.

--apb (Alan Barrett)