Subject: Re: Why gzip is not in /bin?
To: Oleg Polyanski <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/27/2000 13:34:56
On 27 Jul 2000, Oleg Polyanski wrote:
> trying to restore damaged file system (`/usr' in my case) from backup
> media, I discovered (again and again) that statically linked `gzip'
> is not in `/bin' directory. This makes restoring extremely difficult
> if you have only root file system in consistent state and no other
> NetBSD binaries around, so I would like to ask: may be it'd be better
> to move `gzip' into `/bin'?
I cannot comment on this request, but I've found our "install" floppies
very helpful for recovering broken systems. It includes gzip.
NetBSD - because Unix isn't just #include <linux.h>, i386, ILP32, ELF, ...!