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Re: [linux-lvm] Problem with vgscan/ vgcfgrestore



On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 09:57:11AM +0000, Patrick Caulfield wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 11:12:08PM -0600, AJ Lewis wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 02:14:39AM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > > BTW, the current LVM tools violate the FHS by putting binaries in
> > > /sbin/lvm-*/. Would you accept a patch to move that to /lib/lvm-*/
> > > instead?
> > 
> > Erm.../lib/lvm-*/?  Really?  Hmm...guess I need to read the FHS.  Anyone got
> > a pointer to that?
> 
> www.pathname.com/fhs

OK, I'm confused now.  The current LVM tools are installed in /sbin, not
/sbin/lvm-*/.  If you are getting packages from distros that place the
binaries in /sbin/lvm-*/ you need to talk to the distros.  AFAICT, the LVM
tools *should* be in /sbin

This from the current FHS 2.1 standard:

Utilities used for system administration (and other root-only commands) are
stored in /sbin, /usr/sbin, and /usr/local/sbin. /sbin typically contains
binaries essential for booting the system in addition to the binaries in
/bin. Anything executed after /usr is known to be mounted (when there are no
problems) should be placed into /usr/sbin. Local-only system administration
binaries should be placed into /usr/local/sbin

And this is what the FHS has to say about /lib:

The /lib directory contains those shared library images needed to boot the
system and run the commands in the root filesystem.

So how does having LVM binaries in /lib/lvm-*/ _not_ violate the FHS?

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