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

Mark Hymers markh at
Tue May 21 09:02:51 PDT 2002

On Tue, 21, May, 2002 at 08:44:21AM -0400, Gerard Beekmans spoke thus..
> On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 12:43:15PM +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> >  I've never understood why MAKEDEV comes after installing glibc. Once
> 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?

As I said below, that'd be my preferred way of doing it.


Mark Hymers                                    BLFS Editor
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