Re: itp: static bins / resolving static debian issues
On Sat, Aug 21, 1999 at 08:13:05PM +0200, Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 21, 1999 at 03:29:02PM +0200, Marek Habersack wrote:
> > The thing is we want to avoid booting and thus we need a way to get onto the
> > root account (or sashroot) from your shell prompt when dynamics are broken -
> > you need su (or similar) for that.
> I beg to disagree. The only cases I saw so far where the system was hosed to
> an extend that life recovery was needed and still possible was when root did
> something wrong or stupid. In that case you do not need to login anymore.
Isn't the bash bug triggered by the upgrade from slink to potato an example
of when this is not true?