[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Filesystem package update

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 18 20:15:28 UTC 2015

On ven., 2015-12-18 at 14:57 -0500, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Dec 18, 2015 14:43, "Sébastien Luttringer" <seblu at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I assume this is a copy paste error... Seems like you're suggesting we use
> resolved by default?
Yes it is, the new hosts line will be:
hosts: files resolve mymachines myhostname

Yes too, I'm suggesting to use nss-resolve by default, as it switch to nss-dns
for configuration with systemd-resolved disabled.

> > 2) Merge /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/sbin. This may require user
> intervention
> > if /usr/local/sbin is not empty. So I'll post an announcement about that.
> > I'm running my system since September with merged sbin with no problem.
> Why do we care what people do with /usr/local? Nothing we change here makes
> our lives easier and only potentially inflicts pain on users who have split
> between /usr/local/bin and sbin. If we were to change this, I'd suggest we
> just drop /usr/local/sbin from the package. Pacman will drop tracking of
> the dir and there won't be any potential need for user interaction.
The idea behind this is to clean our default PATH from the useless difference
between sbin and bin.

--- profile     (revision 256723)
+++ profile     (working copy)
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
 umask 022
 # Set our default path
 export PATH

I'm fine with dropping the symlink, it will be easier and no announcement to
I did that to not break the path search in that directory. Maybe using systemd-
tmpfiles to manage the symlink will offer best of the 2 approach?


Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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