On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 03:19:15AM -0500, Mike Meyer wrote:
> I do read cvs-all, and I missed it. Not did I find device.hints in the
> relevant Makefiles. Can you provide a pointer to details on how
> /boot/device.hints is used in the build process, or how having an
> empty one keeps you from shooting yourself in the foot?
Having an empty one will not help you, but installing a post hints
change GENERIC without a hints file will results in a system that does
not boot. Thus you are required to have a hints file. The ability to
install a bogus (empty) one is for those who want static hints.
Any statement of the form "X is the one, true Y" is FALSE.
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