On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 03:59:45PM +0100, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> I was trying to build a kernel with statical device hints by
> uncommenting the following line in my kernel configuration file:
> # To statically compile in device wiring instead of /boot/device.hints
> hints         "VT.hints"              # Default places to look for devices.
> Before doing this I moved /boot/device.hints to another location.
> when I do #make install I get
> You must set up a /boot/device.hints file first.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/src/sys/i386/compile/VT.
> Why do I need /boot/device.hints if I have the hints in the kernel?

You don't, but the test doesn't check whether it's compiled in to the
kernel.  Just make an empty file.


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