Re: upgrade from static to dynamic root

From: Harti Brandt <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 14:58:22 +0200 (CEST)
On Tue, 16 Sep 2003, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:

RE>On Mon, Sep 15, 2003 at 03:31:55PM -0700, Gordon Tetlow wrote:
RE>> On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 02:44:55PM +0200, Harti Brandt wrote:
RE>> >
RE>> > Hi,
RE>> >
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>> >
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>> A dynamic root is still a little bit of a no seatbelt kind of activity.
RE>> We should probably bring back the ${OBJDIR}/bin/sh test and if we fail,
RE>> install /libexec/ then reattempt the ${OBJDIR}/bin/sh test
RE>> and continue on with life.
RE>I've been able to reproduce this, and have just committed a fix for this
RE>into Makefile.inc1.

Nice to hear, thanks.

harti brandt,,
Received on Tue Sep 16 2003 - 03:58:26 UTC

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