On 11-Jan-01 Ben Smithurst wrote:
> Crist J. Clark wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 11:52:43AM -0800, John Baldwin wrote:
>>> Erm, many things live in both /stand and other places:
>>>> ll /stand/ | wc -l
>>>       35
>>>> ll /stand/rm /bin/rm
>>> -r-xr-xr-x   2 root  wheel   255736 Jan  9 08:17 /bin/rm
>>> -r-xr-xr-x  31 root  wheel  1729520 Jul 28 07:32 /stand/rm
>> I am not clear what you are saying here. Only sysinstall lives in
>> /stand,
> yeah, but it can be used as many things.  If invoked as "rm" sysinstall
> behaves just like the real rm, it happens to be one big binary.
>> Well, /stand/rm is not _really_ rm at all, but I get the point. I
>> guess the only question is whether to put it in /sbin or /usr/sbin. I
>> think /sbin makes sense (so it is bootable), but it is 1.6MB of
>> /-bloat... But from another thread about making 250MB the default /
>> size, I guess few care too much about that anymore.
> I'd prefer it in /usr/sbin, some of my root partitions are only 32MB,
> and that's not big enough at the moment.  If your /usr is hosed to
> the extent you can't mount it you've probably got more problems than
> sysinstall will help you with.  But that's just my opinion.

Erm, sysinstall can be used as a replacement for fdisk and disklabel, both of
which are in /sbin.  In fact, in 4.2 the only tool you can realistically use to
splat a virgin disklabel onto a slice w/o weird hoop jumping that isn't
documented _is_ sysinstall.  disklabel should have that fixed by 4.3, however.

However, 800k is big for /sbin:
> ll /sbin/ | sort -n -k 5
-r-xr-sr-x  2 root  tty       299956 Jan  9 08:25 restore
-r-xr-sr-x  2 root  tty       299956 Jan  9 08:25 rrestore
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel     424448 Jan  9 08:24 ipfstat
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel     484912 Jan  9 08:24 fsdb
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel     513748 Jan  9 08:25 vinum


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