Subject: Re: MAKEDEV/MAKEDEV.subr issues in today's i386/amd64 builds
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2007 04:48:06 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.
> 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.

Most crunched binary in installation ramdisk don't have dirname(1).

IMHO MAKEDEV should depend on less external commands
since it's required during installation.
Izumi Tsutsui