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

Richard Coleman richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 24 17:43:19 PST 2003

Tim Kientzle wrote:

> David O'Brien wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:08:58PM -0800, Tim Kientzle wrote:
>>> ... I think [/rescue] only needs to support those
>>> recovery actions necessary to repair /bin and /sbin if they break.
>> My stance is that no failure mode needs to
>> be repairable that wasn't repairable with a static /.
> I'm willing to compromise, David.
> Here's what I suggest:
>  * I could support removing vi/ex from /rescue.
>  * In exchange for this concession, would you be willing
>    to support adding fetch?
> I expect this exchange would result in a net 150-200 kB
> savings in /rescue.
> How about it?
> Tim

I think a better compromise is to add the make.conf option so that extra 
utilities may be added to /rescue.  Then leave both vi and fetch out of 
the default.

With the size of disk drives these days, (for my own setup) I'm tempted 
to just add a complete copy of /bin and /sbin into /rescue.  The extra 
100 meg doesn't take much out of a 80 gig hard drive.

Richard Coleman
richardcoleman at mindspring.com

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