Run levels, ls -la, /dev/random

Barry barry at
Fri Dec 29 14:07:15 PST 2000

Jesse Tie Ten Quee wrote:
> Yo,
> On Thu, Dec 28, 2000 at 03:29:18PM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > But it's part of a normal Linux system IMHO. However, I do agree that
> > adding little stuff like this clutters the book. Anyway, in this special
> > case the problem lies with MAKEDEV I think. We need an up-to-date MAKEDEV.
> What defines what a 'normal Linux system' should have? i could list lots
> of stuff that all my boxes have and get installed (zlib, openssl,
> openssh, wget, etc) that doesn't make it a default. (then there are
> those that would like to see bc, as if you do a 'make test' in openssl
> it will fail as there is no bc installed) anyways..
> There was once a time when we were going to rewrite MAKEDEV into a much
> more usable script.. but i traded places with Gerard so i wrote the ALFS
> XML Profile instead of making the MAKEDEV script, he was suppose todo
> it, but in the everyday rush of LFS and work he forget about if
> anyone is willing to hack one up, let us know.. ;)
> PS, added it to the CVS under $CVSROOT/LFS/wishlist.txt...

I'll do's been in the back of my mind for a while...

just give me the weekend...or if things get really busy, the end of next
week :)...

sound good?

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