A program used for creating device files in /dev

This package contains the MAKEDEV program, which makes it easier to create
and maintain the files in the /dev directory. /dev directory files
correspond to a particular device supported by Linux (serial or printer
ports, scanners, sound cards, tape drives, CD-ROM drives, hard drives,
etc.) and interface with the drivers in the kernel.

You should install the MAKEDEV package because the MAKEDEV utility makes
it easy to manage the /dev directory device files.

File Formats (Section 5)
The behavior of MAKEDEV is instrumented by the configuration files in /etc/makedev.d/ directory. They're read and "executed" by MAKEDEV(8) on post installation...
System Administration (Section 8)
MAKEDEV is a program that will create the devices in /dev used to interface with drivers in the kernel. Note that programs giving the error “ENOENT: No such...