Re: Good times with md, ReiserFS, and /usr unmountable
> 1. Why isn't reiserfsprogs a dependency of the kernel image that has
> support for it? Shouldn't all file system tools be dependent if the
> kernel being pushed out to the box supports said file system?
No, that would require a lot of stuff on most Debian systems that we
don't need now. The question I'd have is, how did you manage to create
the filesystem in the first place?
> 2. Why is apt-get and dpkg under /usr? Shouldn't they belong under
You guessed the right answer: those tools need too much stuff that
doesn't belong on the root filesystem. The whole /var/lib/dpkg
hierarchy, for example.
> any info on how I can recover from this would be greatly appreciated.
I would boot a CD that includes recovery tools. I'm not sure whether
Debian Live includes reiserfsprogs, but that's one place to start
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