Subject: misc/26147: /rescue is missing chroot(8), vi(1) and less(1)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/03/2004 01:06:51
>Number:         26147
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       /rescue is missing chroot(8), vi(1) and less(1)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Jul 03 01:08:01 UTC 2004
>Originator:     Matthew Mondor
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0_BETA
NetBSD ginseng.xisop 2.0_BETA NetBSD 2.0_BETA (GINSENG) #0: Sat Jun 26 09:56:57 EDT 2004  root@ginseng.xisop:/home/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GINSENG i386

I beleive that /rescue should also include the following commands, which are very useful for debugging and diagnostics:

chroot(8) - This would allow to mount any wanted root filesystem
and optionally change root to it, in order to execute more powerful
commands without a need to reboot.

vi(1) - Very useful to edit files when debugging a system :)

less(1) - How can we live without more(1) or less(1), when in console?
Add vi(1), less(1) and chroot(8) commands in the /rescue set