Weird. I'm getting errors and a bad install of busybox. I was experimenting with some things so wiped out the existing install and went to reinstall.
The only thing that ended up on the bin directory was
See attached image. Also including install logs. One is just a regular install log. The other is a full trace
It's been a while since I installed/upgraded this. Only thing I can think of is the June patch for Pie (Pixel 3 XL).
Need anything else just ask. Fortunately I can work around this.
Edit: beginning to suspect that coreutils is stepping on something. I haven't gone through the trace in detail. I need to know the exact command(s) it's going bad on. Probably look at it tomorrow.
It looks like if I remove both coreutils and busybox, then reboot, busybox installs clean. (Normally I'd just delete the directories then reinstall without rebooting - which means the system still has access to the deleted files)