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Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com

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Subject: Re: Debian XFS boot image at markybob.com
From: Ethan Benson <erbenson@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 23:49:21 -0900
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On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 04:51:31PM -0500, George Georgalis wrote:
> yes, accept in this case it looks as if /sbin/xfsrestore would have
> fixed my / quickly and easily, however it was easier to rebuild the os
> than to get xfsrestore on a running xfs compatible rescue image.
> In retrospect, I think it makes good sense to keep fs repair tools
> on both /sbin and /usr/sbin no need to link -s /usr/sbin/xfsrestore
> /sbin/xfsrestore when cp can save your arse.

no that makes no sense at all, if / is hosed your box won't boot, if
you don't have a rescue disk with xfs_repair (or whatever fsck goes
with the filesystem your using) your a loon.

xfsrestore would not have helped you anyway, unless you had a dump of
/ handy.  xfs_repair has no symlinks in /usr (neither should
dump/restore, Nate just did that because his original packages were
broken and put them in /usr, he just didn't want to break anyones
scripts when fixing it).

Ethan Benson

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