Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc/etc.macppc
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: source-changes
Date: 10/08/2005 00:34:27
In article <> wrote:

> | | Well, we can't use tty00 because having symlinks listed in /etc/ttys
> | | breaks PAM (see port-macppc).
> | | I'm not sure but, is ttyZC0 equal to ttyZ0 ? I thought not.
> | | Also, I thought that the pty namespace included only lowercase chars,
> | | like tty[a-z][0-f].
> | 
> | I don't get it. Why make tty00 a symlink and not the actual device?
> Under macppc /dev/ttyZ* are handled by zstty (the "serial" ports).
> I have no idea why the name was chosen instead of just /dev/tty0*.

It was changed when MI MAKEDEV(8) was introduced.
All ports which have zstty devices and "tty[0-9]" entries
in MD MAKEDEV.conf will have ttyZ* and compat tty0* symlinks.

BTW, should I change etc.hp300/ttys as well?
(tty0? are symlinks to ttyM?)
Izumi Tsutsui