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Device files are special files through which applications can interact with hardware.
This package is not necessary for most modern Linux systems, where the udev subsystem provides a more dynamic mechanism for device file management.
MAKEDEV(8) Make Linux Devices MAKEDEV(8) NAME MAKEDEV - create devices SYNOPSIS cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV [ -n ] [ -v ] [ update ] cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV [ -n ] [ -v ] [ generic ] [ local ] [ group-keyword ... device ... ] cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV [ -n ] [ -v ] [ -d ] device ... DESCRIPTION MAKEDEV is a script that will create the devi more»
makedev (2.3.1-92) unstable; urgency=low * QA upload. * Fix "postinst fails on non-default Debian kernels and is useless on =< 3.4": drop check for kernel version >= 2.4 (Closes: #685376) * Fix "/run transition: Please update use of /dev/.udev": additionally check for /run/udev, patch from Roger Leigh (release goal). (Closes: #644318) -- gregor herrmann <gregoa@de more»
This package is maintained for Debian by Bdale Garbee, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. It was downloaded from ftp.redhat.com, as a source .rpm from the 5.1 release. Copyright: No explicit copyright is asserted. Nick Holloway is the earliest author recorded in the sourcecode. I queried him for an explicit statement regarding the license status of this work, and this is his reply: Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 more»