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

Bartłomiej Piotrowski bpiotrowski at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 18 22:37:36 UTC 2015

On 2015-12-18 21:15, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
> 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
> -PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin"
> +PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin"
>  export PATH
> I'm fine with dropping the symlink, it will be easier and no announcement to
> write.
> 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?
> Cheers,

/usr/local is not our thing to manage. "Cleaning" default PATH gives you
nothing except less characters in some environment variable.


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