Re: Bug#31450: makedev patch for m68k boot floppies
On Tue, 05 Jan 1999 02:04:47 -0800, Michael Schmitz <MSchmitz@lbl.gov> said:
> The version of makedev used in slink (3.1.1-11) doesn't handle the
> 'generic-m68k' device class. Whatever that class is supposed to
> contain, the result is that several critical device files are
> /dev/tty* /dev/sda*, /dev/sdb* /dev/loop*
> with obvious results when booting the ramdisk or installed base
> system. Patch attached.
Yikes, thanks. I'll let Enrique handle this; it's over my level of
competency. I can't tell if it's a makedev bug or a boot-floppies
bug; sure looks like boot-floppies is the culprit.
> Other funnies:
> - mac-us-ext keymap isn't a valid binary map (we had trouble with
> _incomplete_ binary maps that wiped the kernel keytable on Atari
> before; this is new).
Again, not sure what this is about.
> - the 'configure modules' step complains about 'sed: not found',
> configuring modules is impossible, dinstall keeps prompting that
> step again and again.
I thought this was fixed in modconf 0.2.21?
> Aside from that, ramdisk and base system are basically working (on
> the one machine I tested on).
> - why a 6 MB RAM limit suddenly? Where to change that?
I've changed it in my copy of the documentation. Is it kicking in in
the program as well?
> - where is msgfmt (not found by build.sh, ignored)? Couldn't find it
> in Packages...
That's an undeclared dependancy on gettext. Fixed debian/control.
You'll need the gettext package to be installed.
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