clearing space

Marty Landman MLandman at
Fri Jan 7 09:42:07 PST 2005

At 12:20 PM 1/7/2005, Peter Risdon wrote:
> >
> > >No - you ought to be able to su to root still.

Live and learn. That worked, guess I can read up on su myself to understand 
the difference.

>One thing that does occur to me: what is your user's shell and, if it
>isn't bash, do you have bash installed? And have you changed the root
>shell from csh? I suspect the latter.

I'm not even aware of how to know the answers to these.

> > >If you can boot onto a FreeBSD CDROM it'd be easy to fix this.

No need now, is there?

>The keyboard will almost certainly work after a reboot.

That's good to know.

>If not, you've got other worries with that machine anyway.

True enough.

>You can get a shell with root privileges from sysinstall and make your link.

Got onto root with su, instead of su - which as you already know was 
failing on me.

>Move /sbin back, though. This was a bad thing to relocate.

Done. Now I have

# df
Filesystem  1K-blocks   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad0s1a    128990  54998  63674    46%    /
/dev/ad0s1f    257998  81790 155570    34%    /tmp
/dev/ad1s1e   2030062 936170 931488    50%    /usr
/dev/ad0s1e    257998   2122 235238     1%    /var

which should be fine for my present needs.

Funny thing was that the Perl package I wanted to install with cpan - 
MIME::Lite is a standalone that doesn't apparently require cpan to install 
if you have the source, which I do. Darned thing didn't work out for me 
anyway so it's plan B. Been a plan b kinda day.


Marty Landman, Face 2 Interface Inc. 845-679-9387
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