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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)

From: kreuter
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 21:58:55 -0500
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On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 02:52:50PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Richard Kreuter <> prompted a little:
> > On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 12:20:15AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > Andreas Voegele <> writes:
> > > > But programs should not be left in /sbin for historical reasons.
> > > 
> > > Well, some scripts *do* refer to things by absolute path, so if they
> > > are moved, then a symlink does not to be retained.
> s/does not/does need/
> and they refers to the programs being moved from sbin to bin or vice
> versa.

  So for compatibility, we should populate /sbin with a symlink for
lots of binaries.  It's ugly, but it does accomodate the goals:

1) /bin contains binaries that a normal user will want to run,

2) /sbin contains binaries for the superuser.

  Related: some of the residents of Debian GNU/Linux's /sbin might or
do qualify for /libexec; getty is already there.  Presumably, any
candidates for /libexec should also be moved and linked, for


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