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

Jonathan T. Sage wisesage98 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 24 13:06:46 PST 2003

> > For a *lot* of people today (like home users), an up-to-date FreeBSD
> > CD or floppy or a second machine to create the disk on may not be
> > handy (and forget about NFS), but a network connection may still be
> > available.
> That network connection would most likely be a M$-Win box in that case,
> which doesn't have an FTP server.  Samba, not an FTP client should be in
> /rescue then.

# ftp ftp.freebsd.org
  > get blah/blah/blah/release/bin.tgz

# tar xzvf ....

seems like a damn easy fix for killing /bin and /sbin....

i like the idea of having a tiny (re: non-ssl) fetch availble for when i shoot
myself in the foot.  would be incredibly helpful.  And while in my current
configurations, live cd or NFS are also options, sometimes fetch is going to be
faster, and if it's a production machine, time is money. In a perfect world,
I'd never hose a production machine, but...


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