[arch-dev-public] Merging the "bin" directories

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu May 23 21:41:21 EDT 2013

On 24/05/13 11:17, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
> On Sun, May 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>>  Some packages clearly can not have that done and will
>> have to wait until we are prepared to replace those directories with
>> symlinks.
>> Once we see how many packages are left, we can start planning to finally
>> get rid of these directories.
> Can we think about doing this soon? There is 234 packages left and 453
> have been fixed.
> I've lost network on 3 hosts by updating them and have systemd
> services which use /usr/sbin/{ethtool,sysctl}. There is also breakage
> to fcron users who doesn't take care immediately of .pacnew files.
> Instead of starting looking at which package can cause breakage or
> not, launching the final rebuild now will save admin time.

The final transition will be much, much easier if there is fewer
packages to deal with.

Looking at the remaining rebuilds, a large portion can still be moved
without issues.   As I said in the rebuild description, mark as complete
any packages that need to wait.


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