UsrMove feature (was Re: FESCo meeting minutes for 2011-10-24)

MichaƂ Piotrowski mkkp4x4 at
Mon Oct 24 18:18:52 UTC 2011


2011/10/24 Chris Adams <cmadams at>:
>> ===================================
>> #fedora-meeting: FESCO (2011-10-24)
>> ===================================
>>   * Discussion about
>>     (t8m, 17:26:45)

Cool idea. Next I suggest to stop using
in F19, and not to create these links on freshly installed systems in F20.

> This sounds interesting (speaking as an admin that typically sets up
> servers with separate, ro-mounted, /usr).  I'm not sure about moving
> _everything_ to /usr, but I guess that's one approach.  Other Unix
> systems I've used have had /bin as a symlink to /usr/bin, but not /sbin
> (still kept core system maintenance tools in /sbin on root fs).  I'm
> also not sold on eliminating sbin directories (I like having "system
> admin" type stuff kept separate), and I don't see why that needs to be
> rolled into the same feature (especially as just a footnote, not a
> top-line change).
> One big question though: can RPM handle such a change?  IIRC, when the
> switch from /etc/rc.d/init.d to /etc/init.d was made, initially
> everything was going to be moved and the old paths symlinked for a few
> releases.  However, there was some problem with RPM that couldn't handle
> switching an existing directory to a symlink, so that change was reduced
> to introducing /etc/init.d as a symlink.  How will upgrades be handled
> if this feature goes through?
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> Chris Adams <cmadams at>
> Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
> I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.
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