Subject: Re: FreeBSD 5/6/7 kernel emulator for NetBSD 2.x
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/28/2005 13:10:48
At Fri, 28 Oct 2005 01:09:39 -0400 (EDT),
der Mouse wrote:
> Well, I don't know about FreeBSD.  But NetBSD traditionally has MAKEDEV
> in /dev, and while it might go away in a devfs world, I think it would
> be a bad idea - I'd even go so far as to call it broken - to make it
> impossible to have plain files in /dev.

Well MAKEDEV really should not EVER live _directly_ in /dev (and it
_never_ should have been put there in the first place, but that's
another story).

It could be in /sbin, which is where I've put it on my systems, and
which is where every other command it needs (assuming it remains a
script of some sort) is likely to be located.

It's not a bad idea though to keep a symlink there for lazy fingers.

$ ls -l /dev/M*
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  15 Oct 14  2004 /dev/MAKEDEV -> ../sbin/MAKEDEV
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  21 Oct 14  2004 /dev/MAKEDEV.local -> ../sbin/MAKEDEV.local

						Greg A. Woods

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