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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

On Tue, Feb 16, 1999 at 09:41:16AM +0100, Richard Braakman wrote:
> Joseph Carter wrote:
> > I would expect it to fit on a zip disk easily, but even that's too big. 
> > Though as I said I want a copy of this available from single-user mode
> > really.
> Rather than making -static version of individual packages, how about
> making a "rescue-system" package, that installs in such a way that
> it can be activated from single-user mode?  Maybe it could live
> in a subdirectory of /sbin.  On installation it would offer to
> install itself in /etc/inittab.  It would also have a shell that
> can be used as an argument to init= at the boot prompt.
> By making it a single package, the package maintainer can ensure that
> all parts of that system work together.  This way, it might even be
> linked dynamically, if it comes with its own dynamic linker.
> Does anyone feel up to this? :-)

Only one problem here - it's going to be composed of the source
packages from a dozen different packages.  That's going to be evil to


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