keep-5-6-sep going in Monday'ish

Christophe Devine devine at
Tue May 21 06:26:05 PDT 2002

Gerard Beekmans wrote:

> MAKEDEV needs Glibc. At least it used to a while ago - it wanted to
> chown/chgrp and that can't be done without Glibc installed.
> However, a patch was applied to Makedev so it can fall back to parsing
> /etc/group and /etc/passwd directly. Perhaps we should just do that,
> there's nothing really wrong with it. It are the same files Glibc would use
> anyways....opinions anybody?

Looks sensible to me - let's just check the device files are identical
using both methods (before and after glibc).

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