Subject: Recovering from /usr loss
To: NetBSD-current Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 04/04/1999 15:01:01
The /usr partition on my Sparcstation 20 started developing some
bad sectors at the end, so I tar'd and gzip'd it up to another
disk, made it smaller, and newfs'd it. Unfortunately, I can't figure
out how to get out of this situation now. There's no gzip binary
in /bin. Even if someone makes one for me, I can't get it because
there's no ftp binary in /bin. Nor can I get and install a miniroot
or something similar for the exact same reasons: that requires gzip
So how do I get out of this with the things that are provided in
/bin and /sbin?
If I can't, does it seem reasonable to add ftp and gzip to /bin so
that it's easier to recover from such situations?
Curt Sampson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 604 801 5335 De gustibus, aut bene aut nihil.
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