I deleted /stand/, but I need it again for diskless boot...
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Sun Oct 17 23:32:00 PDT 2004
Ryan Sommers wrote:
> Tim Kientzle wrote:
>> Two things to check:
>> 1) ldd /bin/pax
>> should show you what shared libraries are
>> required by /bin/pax. Make sure those are
>> all available on the root partition.
>> 2) From the ordinary command line, try
>> cat [[one of /conf/$i/*.cpio.gz]] | /rescue/gzip -d | /bin/pax
>> and check that /bin/pax is correctly
>> recognizing the format of the archive.
>> Of course, it's also worth trying the two changes
>> here (/rescue/gzip for /stand/gzip and /bin/pax
>> for /stand/cpio) separately, just to isolate
>> the problem.
> I'll give you a better patch tomorrow to try. In the meantime, instead
> of catting. Try using
> ( cd / ; /rescue/gzip -d $j.cpio.gz | pax -r -p e )
> I believe this works, if it doesn't try
> ( cd / ; /rescue/gzip -d < $j.cpio.gz | pax -r -p e )
> Also, in order for pax to work it only needs /lib/libc.so.. If
> you're willing to try I also have a patch here in the works that moves
I'm willing to try just anything.
The problem is that I'm not familiar with the cpio and pax commands.
> With pax I noticed sometimes things don't get preserved unless you add
> the "-p e", things like permissions and owners. Another thing, if you
> created your archives with pax, I would recommend not using the old cpio
> way of doing "find -d . | cpio -o >..." using this with pax will often
> end up adding files multiple times, which isn't really a bug as much as
> a feature gone amiss, instead add the -u flag to pax which boils down to
> not including multiple copies of a file. This shouldn't be causing any
> errors you are seeing but it's a possibility.
I don't understand this, mainly because I'm not familiar with cpio
and pax. At present I generate the var.cpio.gz and etc.cpio.gz,
find /etc -type f | cpio -o > /conf/base/etc.cpio
find /var -type d | cpio -o > /conf/base/var.cpio
Would you suggest to replace this by something like:
find /etc -type f | pax -[what flags?] > /conf/base/etc.cpio
find /var -type d | pax -[what flags?] > /conf/base/var.cpio
What flags would you suggest here?
(then maybe also 's/cpio/pax/' here and in the initdiskless script)
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