Subject: Re: Recovering from /usr loss
To: NetBSD-current Users <>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 04/04/1999 21:38:19
On Sun, Apr 04, 1999 at 03:01:01PM -0400, Curt Sampson wrote:
> 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
> and ftp.
> So how do I get out of this with the things that are provided in
> /bin and /sbin?
There's pax in /bin. (at least in my /bin...)
If I'm not totally wrong:
pax -z -v -f <filename> <=> tar xpvzf <filename>

Hope this helps,
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