No MAKEDEV in /dev

Timothy Luoma lists at
Sat Jan 1 21:10:11 PST 2005

On Jan 1, 2005, at 11:46 PM, Rob wrote:

> Timothy Luoma wrote:
>> troubleshoot.html tells me to use this command from /dev/:
>>     sh MAKEDEV cuaa0 cuaa1 cuaa2 cuaa3
>> but there is no MAKEDEV in /dev/
> Usually there are two entries for this in the documentation,
> one for 4.X and another for 5.X systems.
> On 5.3, see 'man MAKEDEV' and 'man devfs', and find out
> that MAKEDEV is deprecated by devfs.

Ah, I guess this is a place where the documentation hasn't yet been 
updated.  I didn't think to check the manpage until just after I sent 
my message.

FWIW, as a layman/FreeBSD newbie, I'd make a suggestion that the 
manpage for MAKEDEV make it a bit more clear that having 'devfs' means 
that MAKEDEV commands are no longer necessary because devfs will take 
care of it automatically.

I found myself trying to read 'man devfs' to figure out a way to 
manually make cuaa0.


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