/dev/null under devfs (was Re: perl problem)

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jan 16 12:35:30 PST 2001

On January 15, 2001 09:56 pm, Simon Perreault wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> On Monday 15 January 2001 20:22, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > You still want to moint proc so you have access to stdin, stdout and
> > stderr, which used to pipe commands together
> Uh? What do you mean? The book didn't even mount proc a few releases ago,
> and it worked well.

A few released back proc wasn't mounted and that's why a package like 
procinfo is installed this way:

sed "s/-ltermcap/-lncurses/" Makefile >Makefile2 &&
make -f Makefile2 &&
make install

This above is going to change into the following:

sed "s/-ltermcap/-lncurses/" Makefile | make -f - &&
make install

The above construction can't be done without proc mounted.

Gerard Beekmans

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