On Sun, Aug 27, 2000 at 09:33:21PM +0900, Motomichi Matsuzaki wrote:
> When kernel is built with static device wiring
> (i.e. 'hints' line is enabled in the config file),
> is /boot/device.hints required?
> Doing 'make install' without /boot/device.hints is failed,
> saying "You must set up a /boot/device.hints file first."
> Is this right?

You should read cvs-all.  There was a commit by Peter which forces you
to install a /boot/device.hints file to install a kernel as an anti-foot
shooting measure.  An empty file (ie touch /boot/device.hints) is
acceptable for those who don't want to use a hints file.

-- Brooks

Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.

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