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Re: Possible ITP: Rescue Package

On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Joey Hess wrote:

> Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > On Mon, 2 Aug 1999, Joey Hess wrote:
> > 
> > > Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > > 1. Does it supply all of the commands as builtins that are found in
> > > > fileutils?
> > > > 2. Does it supply mount/umount, or sulogin(I think I have that right)?
> > 
> > I forgot to mention an editor here as well.
> It provides ed. I don't see why you would normally need an editor to fix a
> system with a broken libc, though, and once libc is fixed you have any
> editor you like available.

Good point, although I can imagine needing to edit a config file to make
libc start working again, and I don't have any personal problem with ed as
a "bare bones" editor...

> > > 
> > > Why would you need sulogin? It has all the rest:
> > 
> > Under certain circumstances the system can only be repaired in single user
> > mode. Without a static version of sulogin, it is not possible to log into
> > single user mode.
> Er, if you use init=sash, you get dumped right into a shell. No need for
> single user mode, or logging in. The only advantage I see to single user
> mode is you can get a rw filesystem, but you can just remount it rw from
> inside

I guess, since you don't run any init this way, that no services get
started, and you are actually in single user mode, aren't you?

If there is no one else who still thinks I should be working on this, you
have convinced me, and I will drop the issue.


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