docs/57824: ed(4) man page does not mention that ed requires miibus

Tom Rhodes trhodes at
Fri Oct 10 17:10:15 UTC 2003

The following reply was made to PR docs/57824; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Tom Rhodes <trhodes at>
To: Peter Pentchev <roam at>
Cc: Maxim Konovalov <maxim at>, bug-followup at
Subject: Re: docs/57824: ed(4) man page does not mention that ed requires
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 13:03:31 -0400

 On Fri, 10 Oct 2003 19:20:29 +0300
 Peter Pentchev <roam at> wrote:
 > On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 08:00:51PM +0400, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
 > > [...]
 > > > >  >Release:        FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE i386
 > > >
 > > > It's fixed for the next release; is it normal to MFC something
 > > > this trivial to a past release branch?  The GENERIC config file
 > > > explains what devices require miibus(4).  So does the handbook,
 > > > and the LINT file.
 > > 
 > > I am pretty sure we can wait until after 4.9.
 > Erm... What do you mean, 'wait'?  What Tom is saying is that
 > the branch currently referred to as -STABLE, which *is* what was
 > formerly known as 4.8-STABLE, but is right now called 4.9-RC due
 > to the pending 4.9-RELEASE -- well, that branch already documents
 > that ed needs miibus.  I can also confirm that: my ed(4) manpage
 > shows 'device miibus' in the synopsis section.
 > This was already MFC'd in ed.4 rev. from February 17th,
 > committed by - surprise, surprise - Tom Rhodes :)
 I've done so much -doc that I completely forgot that I did this!
 Thanks for pointing this out, I think this PR can be closed now.  What
 does our submitter say?
 Tom Rhodes

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