Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: Johnny Billquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
Date: 08/27/2002 21:07:39
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 15:25:58 +0200 (CEST)
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
| I don't want it to access any other file, be dependant on any other files,
| or break when some other file is missing, that's all.
But why is it acceptable for /usr/bin/su or /usr/bin/gcc or
/usr/bin/make or ... to break, and not the things in /bin ?
If an important system file (of which there are hundreds, from /etc/passwd
to /bin/sh and /dev/lots and ...) goes missing, then it needs to be
recovered. In some cases that is going to mean a single user boot
from the console (in others, boot from a backup device - floopy, CD,
or another drive). The ability to do all of that remains.
So, once again, why?