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authorDenys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2010-01-05 05:22:51 (GMT)
committer Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux@googlemail.com>2010-01-05 05:22:51 (GMT)
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<li><a href="#sed">I can't configure busybox on my system.</a></li>
<li><a href="#job_control">Why do I keep getting "sh: can't access tty; job control turned off" errors? Why doesn't Control-C work within my shell?</a></li>
<li><a href="#touch_config">sed "/CONFIG_FOO/s/.*/CONFIG_FOO=y/" -i .config; make; does not enable applet foo</a></li>
+<li><a href="#symlink_danger">I installed a package on my busybox system and now nothing works!</a></li>
</ol>
<h2>Misc. questions</h2>
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+<h2><a name="symlink_danger">I installed a package on my busybox system and now nothing works!</a></h2>
+
+<p>
+ "The system boots fine, but when I compile the latest e2fsprogs from sourceforge
+ and add them, system stops with a kernel panic: attempt to kill init."
+</p>
+<p>
+ If /sbin/tune2fs is a link to /bin/busybox and e2fsprogs install process
+ overwrites it instead of deleting it and then creating new /sbin/tune2fs
+ executable, then /bin/busybox is not a busybox binary anymore, it is
+ a tune2fs binary. ALL /[s]bin/xxxx -> /bin/busybox links now point to it,
+ including /sbin/init. When kernel runs /sbin/init, it runs tune2fs, which
+ prints help text and exits.
+</p>
+
+<hr />
<h1>Misc. questions</h1>
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