Subject: Re: MAKEDEV/MAKEDEV.subr issues in today's i386/amd64 builds
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/28/2007 21:49:57
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> On 28/02/07, Alan Barrett <> wrote:
> >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.
> I've reported the same yesterday on amd64. No, there is no
> MAKEDEV.subr nowhere on the install CD; I was able to manually make a
> few nodes and mount the disk, but couldn't find it in the brief time I
> could try it.

Thanks; I think that's enough of a hint for me to find the problem.

> The normal /dev/MAKEDEV doesn't appear to contain reference to
> MAKEDEV.subr; it probably is some recent modification and the list of
> files to include on the installation cdrom hasn't been upgraded.

As from about 2 days ago, MAKEDEV has a reference to MAKEDEV.subr.

--apb (Alan Barrett)