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Re: Do we care about /sbin /bin linked to /usr/lib ?



On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:55 AM, Bill Crawford
<billcrawford1970 gmail com> wrote:
> On Friday 26 September 2008 02:02:44 Chris Snook wrote:
>> Steve Grubb wrote:
> ...
>> > /bin/rpm uses something in /usr
> ...
>> I don't see why the above need to be in /bin or /sbin.
>
> It can help in (admittedly quite odd situations) where you need to, say,
> reinstall grub or a kernel because you broke something ;o) Also, admittedly, in
> that case, I was able to mount /usr before proceeding

On the rpm5 list, Jeff Johnson mentioned that /bin/rpm was just a
legacy thing that people expected and has since changed the package to
install to $bindir (/usr/bin). Not that that applies here exactly, but
making /bin/rpm usable when /usr is not available would require moving
a lot of things to /lib.

--
Dan


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