[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Cleaning up /sbin, /bin and /lib
teg at jklm.no
Fri Nov 4 08:08:07 EDT 2011
I just noticed that some binaries moved from /usr/bin to /bin, and
thought I'd take this opportunity to gauge people's opinion about the
If I understand correctly /bin, /sbin and /lib are meant for files
that might be needed by /etc/rc.sysinit during early boot, before /usr
has been mounted. Everything else should go in the respective
counterparts in /usr.
At the moment we have a lot of binaries in /bin and /sbin that really
do not need to be there, and I suggest that we slowly start tidying
this up by moving them to /usr whenever we have the opportunity. We
can add compatibility symlinks, where needed, so nothing should break.
The pacakges with binaries outside of /usr are:
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