Subject: Re: /dev/MAKEDEV and mknod -[rR]
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/24/2007 23:46:53
On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 12:05:50AM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> Under 3.1, I note that /dev/MAKEDEV always runs either mknod -r or
> mknod -R to create devices.

Hi Mouse,

If you have a NetBSD cross-toolchain around, I offer the following
workaround: use ./MAKEDEV -s [...]  to create an mtree(8) specfile for
the devices you require, and then use nbmtree to create the devices.  Or,
you can create a .tgz of the devices you require with nbpax -M specfile,
and then extract using nbpax or tar.  I am more certain that the latter
works, since I do it all the time.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933