Subject: Re: gcc 3.3 worth enabling?
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 08/05/2003 10:54:18
Brett Lymn wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 10:00:10AM +1000, George Michaelson wrote:
> > Do I just boot single user and do tar pipes into the live system?
> Single user probably would be safest... but I normally do:
> cd /usr/build && tar cf - | (cd / && tar -x -B -p -f - --unlink)
> in multi-user. The --unlink is important otherwise running binaries
> will not be overwritten which can lead to... lossage. Oh and then I
> run /etc/postinstall to fix up /etc.
Except that --unlink has been the default for ... years, so you
don't really need it. :-)
I tend to do this in multi-user simply 'cos I usually can't be
bothered doing the single user dance. I also can't remember the
originally command line, but make sure that you don't have new
/etc files in /usr/build - you don't want to trash your existing
config! I usually extract from sets, and don't extract the etc.tgz
Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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