Patch for MAKEDEV Script

Grant Murray email at grantmurray.com
Sat May 3 12:03:42 PDT 2003


Mark Hymers wrote:
> On Tue, 04, Feb, 2003 at 06:00:52AM -0700, Gerard Beekmans spoke thus..
> 
>>Sure but before you rewrite the entire script I suggest you email a draft to
>>the lfs-dev list first detailing what you plan to change. We can then first
>>discuss it before you do all the work possibly for nothing.
>>
>>Also we have planned on changes already. Matthias has submitted something 
>>called make_devices, we are planning on just adding a few mknod commands so 
>>people learn about it and can add their own devices a lot easier. This is all 
>>part of Bug #131
> 
> 
> Another option which has been running through my mind recently is
> whether it's possible to parse devices.txt so that you can simply ask it
> to create a device and it'll check for the current infomation - no
> updating for new devices required.
> 
> To improve the educational aspect, the -v option could get it to print
> out the actual mknod command used (with a -n option to *only* display
> the relevant command).
> 
> Any thoughts on this?
> 
> Mark
> 

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