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Bug 53512 - Guide requires /dev fs which is obsolete for the 2.6 kernel
Summary: Guide requires /dev fs which is obsolete for the 2.6 kernel
Alias: None
Product: [OLD] Docs-user
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Gentoo Linux x86 Installation Guide (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Docs Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-10 05:13 UTC by Quitch
Modified: 2006-01-26 10:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Quitch 2004-06-10 05:13:30 UTC
The Gentoo Handbook tells you to install the /dev fs during the manual configuration of the kernel.  However, as of the 2.6 kernel this file system has become obsolete and there is no reason to install it.  The handbook needs updating for the difference between 2.4 and 2.6 in this respect.
Comment 1 Sergey Kuleshov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-10 07:21:02 UTC
AFAIK the transition is not smooth enough atm. It's not just enough to change /dev to /udev in the kernel config.
Comment 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2004-06-10 18:23:59 UTC
uhh i dont know what you mean by '/dev' and '/udev' but i'm going to assume you mean 'devfs' and 'udev' ...

Gentoo doesnt take the route many others do by creating a separate /udev directory ... but Sergey is correct in saying that simply disabling devfs is all you have to do

what *could* be done is mention the udev guide here:
Comment 3 Tobias Scherbaum (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-24 06:49:38 UTC
*** Bug 54763 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Xavier Neys (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-07-07 10:54:53 UTC
I'll mark this as later as devfs will go away eventually, I suppose.
Comment 5 Marcelo Goes (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-26 10:26:10 UTC
Closing this bug as per Josh's request in gentoo-doc's ML.