Subject: Re: "su" in rescue?
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org>
From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/29/2004 17:57:43
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On Thu, Jun 24, 2004 at 02:30:13PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
| firstname.lastname@example.org (Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino) writes:
| > ok, i got enough comment. so new proposal: could you please make
| > /usr/bin/su a static binary? it's a one-line Makefile change.
| The problem with that is that it will mean that /usr/bin/su can't
| handle things like dynamically linked database modules, for dealing
| with things like hesiod and such.
| I would suggest that the "right" thing is to create a statically
| linked su *in addition* to the normal /usr/bin/su, and copy that into
| /rescue. We could easily do the makefile machinery to handle that.
I still haven't seen a justification why this would be necessary.
What is wrong with "boot -as" (or the platform equivalent), and
repairing the problem with /rescue/init && /rescue/* ?
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