Subject: Re: Recovering from /usr loss
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/04/1999 19:31:32
	Do you have another host from which you can nfs mount a filesystem
	containing the required binaries? :)


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On Sun, 4 Apr 1999, Curt Sampson wrote:

> 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
> and ftp.
> 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?
> cjs
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