Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: Chris Pinnock <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/18/2001 16:16:48
> > i know but wouldn't be good to put libc and ld-elf in /lib and do links in
> > /usr/lib/ to this two files?
> I've had libc get completely stuffed in an upgrade. It was easy to recover 
> the system because /bin and /sbin contain statically linked binaries.

yes. but i think there should be another solution for that...

maybe some /bin/special-root-shell and /sbin/init static and this shell
would contain lots of stuff in one file. and it would NOT be used in
normal work.
> One solution would be to have a separate dynamic /bin and /sbin mounted 
> over the static /bin and /sbin once the system had come up. But this
> would complicate make builds. 
> --
> Chris

Microsoft is not an answer.
Microsoft is the question.
The answer is "NO".