[arch-general] lib -> usr/lib

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Jul 26 07:03:34 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM, C Anthony Risinger <anthony at xtfx.me> wrote:
> i've got nothing to back this up, but i'm guessing this one is going
> to be a little trickier ... mainly because there are multiple packages
> that are *expected* to exist in /bin.  `bash` (sh) and `coreutils` are
> the two major ones that come to mind.
> i expect pacman does not fork out to external processes, and can
> handle the switch itself, but it's not as easy as the incremental lib
> -> usr/lib update (which affects nothing) ... i expect there will be a
> final switcharoo at the end where 2+ packages must all be moved in one
> fell swoop.
> Tom? others? i too am curious of the progress or experiences thus far.

This was the original proposal:
I just re-read it, noticing that I wrote about the move of /lib that
it has "no real risks or downsides". Feel free to point and laugh.

I have a patch against pacman which should make it able to deal with
/bin/sh being in /usr/bin/, which I think is the only issue before we
could make such a move (as pacman does call sh to run post-upgrade
scripts and similar).

I guess no one is in any hurry to make this move though, people
probably want to catch their breath after the /lib move ;-)



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