Patch for MAKEDEV Script

Matthias Benkmann matthias at
Wed Feb 5 09:57:36 PST 2003

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 17:24:39 +0100 Michel Hermier
<michel.hermier at> wrote:

> On Wednesday 05 February 2003 16:39, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > > If the script that you wrote is so great, can you send it to me
> >
> > It's already attached to bug 131.
> Ok I just read it rapidly and ok it's a solution. But it's not very
> simple to custumize for a newbie to LFS.

a) The book would explain mknod and devices.txt once make_devices replaces
MAKEDEV. Actually this is the whole point: Teach people about where
devices come from rather than just have them execute a command that
creates a million of them that will hopefully include all the devices
you'll ever need.

b) make_devices is VERY easy to customize. All you have to do is remove
the comment marker from the line of the device you want to create. 

c) The default make_devices will ship with all the important devices


Good code doesn't need to be commented.
Good code already IS!

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