On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 05:33:45PM -0400, Matthew Graybosch wrote: > > As others explained these commands and others are statically linked so that > they do not depend on libraries that live in /usr. Since these are very > basic commands, it's a bad idea to have them depend on a library that might > not be available if only the / filesystem is mounted. > > Since / usually just contains /root, /bin, /sbin and a couple of others, > statically linked programs in /bin and /sbin are always available, even > in single user mode. Booting into single user only mounts /bin, which is why > some people on the list have advised sticking with /bin/sh when asked about > changing root's login shell.
Sticking with /bin/sh is a good idea. What I have done is build a static version of bash and put it /bin I changed root's shell to /bin/bash and run just fine. Has anyone noticed what a pain it is to build bash statically and install it in /bin? Marc -- Marc Wiz [EMAIL PROTECTED] Yes, that really is my last name. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"