Subject: Re: why /bin and /sbin static
To: None <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/18/2001 12:22:35
On Sun, Mar 18, 2001 at 04:16:48PM +0100, wrote:
> > > 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.

I've always thought we should install the crunched sysinst stuff (say,
in /stand) and let people use that for such recovery if it ever happens.