Re: upgrade from static to dynamic root

From: Harti Brandt <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:42:27 +0200 (CEST)
On Sun, 14 Sep 2003, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:

RE>On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 02:44:55PM +0200, Harti Brandt wrote:
RE>> Hi,
RE>> I just tried to upgrade one of my systems from a static root from july to
RE>> an actual dynamic root. The installworld went fine 'til the place where
RE>> /bin/test is installed. At that point the installation stopped with "ELF
RE>> interpreter /libexec/ not found". And really /libexec is not
RE>> populated yet. May it be, that the makefile uses one of the newly
RE>> installed tools during install? For example 'ln' to make the link test ->
RE>> [?
RE>It shouldn't happen, because we save test and [ in ${INSTALLTMP}.
RE>It looks like something hardcodes /bin/test.  I've grepped the
RE>src/ makefiles and cannot find such a place.  Where exactly did
RE>it happen in the installworld for you?

It installed /bin/test and then failed just when it was going to make the
link to '['. Unfortunately this is rather hard to reproduce, unless I roll
everything back.


RE>> Also, wouldn't it be helpful to populate /rescue before /bin? Just in
RE>> the case something goes wrong between installing been and rescue for the
RE>> first time?
RE>Good idea!

harti brandt,,
Received on Sun Sep 14 2003 - 22:42:31 UTC

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