Subject: Re: Why gzip is not in /bin?
To: Oleg Polyanski <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
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.

 - Hubert

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