HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked

Robert Watson rwatson at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 17 09:35:42 PST 2003

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Julian Stacey wrote:

> Richard Coleman wrote:
> > But I think the time for these discussions is passed.  
> current@ is only a concensus of /usr/src developers.  /usr/src &
> /usr/ports/ users on hackers@ ports@ isp@ may not have seen current@'s
> change ? that may make later net upgrades more problematic / dangerous. 
> FreeBSD (non current) can be net upgraded to new releases without any
> /usr/src & /usr/obj on either remote target or local (keyboard)  system,
> using merely an ftp'd new binary tree + `mv'.  Will a safe new `ftp +
> mv' procedure be documented ?

Is /rescue/mv adequate for this purpose?  A slightly more fragile approach
would be to make sure that /lib is unpacked before /bin and /sbin. 

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org      Network Associates Laboratories

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