Subject: Re: on not shooting yourself in the foot during upgrade.. (PATH=/rescue:$PATH)
To: George Michaelson <>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/19/2007 09:01:02
On 19/03/07, George Michaelson <> wrote:
> For the first time in a long time today, I died during an update of
> current. It was a salutary lesson in being sure your script(s) to do an
> upgrade from a state do not depend on shared libs, or the
> targets being replaced. I think I've glibly assumed I was safe, because
> I hadn't (until now) tripped over a change in something (libc?) which
> affected the running tools.
> I think /rescue should be in the default single-user PATH, probably
> before other path elements.

I had the same overnight; luckily I did it first on a VMware instance,
so none of my -current systems got hosed. I am now rebuilding from

> -G
Chavdar Ivanov