Subject: Re: -current. . . Did I screw up?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/07/1999 20:56:14
> I did a make build last night. When I got up this morning
> The system was sitting at at an error. . . the lines before
> were something to the effect of rm -f /usr/lib/libc.so.12
> ln -s .... something. . . then an error about ln not finding
> libc.so.12.. . . Duh! It got deleted! Did I do something wrong?
> I did compile the gnu fileutil package to get ls to have color.
> is there a way to man cp, rm, mv, ln, ls, etc. . . be self contained
> to prevent this in the future?
NetBSD's built-in equivalents are statically linked; you can use
cc -static ...
to get the same effect on things you build. I'm not familiar with the
GNU fileutils build system, but it should be fairly straightforward to
make that work.
I think the real bug here is in the install process for the ELF
library symlinks.. it should be doing:
ln -s libc.so.12.43 libc.so.12.NEW
mv libc.so.12.NEW libc.so.12
so that there's no window of time when the symlink doesn't exist..