Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 12:02:59
On Mon, 26 Aug 2002 16:20:39 +1000
Luke Mewburn <> wrote:

> The user visible changes of this include:
>     +	/rescue/* recovery tools provided. These are a statically linked
>     	crunchgen(1)-ed copy of the program in /bin, /sbin, and a few
>     	others, to allow you to recover a system in the same manner that
>     	you can with today's statically linked /bin and /sbin.
> 	If the system is "hosed" to the point where /sbin/init won't
> 	start (because /lib/* is damaged, for example), boot
> 	to single user using your machine's method of setting RB_ASKNAME
> 	(usually "boot -sa"), and enter "/rescue/init" as the path to
> 	init(8), and recover from there.  You may need to prepend
> 	/rescue to the path.

According to hier(7), maybe rescue tools should go in /altroot? Currently, I
can see no use for it, afaik...


HispaBSD admin -
Julio Merino <>