Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Greywolf <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 16:43:03
>Only if you don't mean that:
>- You plan to copy /usr/bin back to /bin, NOR
>- You plan on doing SunOS' bonehead move that forced / and /usr to be
>  mounted at the same time in order to get anything done.
>I'd strenuously object to that.  I have my reasons for keeping / and /usr
>separate, and Sun's move in SunOS 4.x was the height of stupidity at the
>time, including making mknod a dynamically-linked executable (they
>mapped from /dev/zero; if /dev/zero didn't exist, you had to mknod it,
>but mknod was dynamically linked...).  Please don't ask how /dev/zero
>disappeared.  I have no idea.

sounds like that might have been another good candidate for solaris's
/usr/sbin/static tools.  my solaris 8 machine has cp, ln, mv, rcp, and
tar in there.

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