5.3: /stand/ versus /rescue/ ?

Jose M Rodriguez josemi at freebsd.jazztel.es
Tue Oct 5 08:38:39 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 05 October 2004 16:29, David Gilbert wrote:
> >>>>> "Tim" == Tim Kientzle <kientzle at freebsd.org> writes:
> Tim> /stand is largely defunct.  It is, I believe, still used to
> Tim> bootstrap the CD-ROM installation, but has no particular purpose
> Tim> after that point.
> I was always confused with sysinstall being in /stand.  I always
> understood /stand as executables that ran from the loader.  The
> "standalone environment."
> Dave.

Right now, /stand is installed from sysinstall, and used, at last, 
from /etc/rc.d/initdiskless.

With /rescue and /usr/sbin/sysinstall in the tree, sysinstall may be 
changed to not install the bootcrunch as /stand.

I think /etc/rc.d/initdiskless may use /rescue/zcat and /rescue/tar 
instead of /stand/gzip an /stand/cpio.


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