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Old 09-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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FHS related question - '/dev' Using Lubuntu


I have a brief question, the FHS says that the /dev directory must have MAKEDEV in it but when I input:

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cbattle@Ida-Shango:~$ which MAKEDEV
/sbin/MAKEDEV
Why would it be in '/sbin' and not in the '/dev' directory? I thought that it was supposed to be there. There isn't event any symbolic links to it. Am I miss understanding what is being said. Could some one clarify this for me?


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Old 09-23-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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I thought ubuntu & all debian derivatives change to udev.
 
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Hmmm the only thing that i know of is that 'udev' is under miscellaneous and 'makedev' is under administrative utilities. udev dose look like a pretty smart utility though.("intuitive")
 
Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
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I just used tgis to bootstrap debian you have to mount devices & udev will take over. http://daemonkeeper.net/668/how-to-b...-linux-system/
http://sdn.vlsm.org/share/LDP/lfs/chapter06/proc.html

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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As far as I am aware, /dev/MAKEDEV is often a symlink to /sbin/MAKEDEV. I would guess (although I don't know), that tmpfs or something similar is mounted on /dev, in which case you are only seeing the device nodes that udev put on top of the tmpfs. There may actually be a symlink 'under' tmpfs so to speak. I'm not sure, that's just my guess.
 
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http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4855
 
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