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

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Tue Oct 25 07:06:20 UTC 2011

On 10/25/2011 09:02 AM, Harald Hoyer wrote:
> On 10/24/2011 08:05 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
>>> ===================================
>>> #fedora-meeting: FESCO (2011-10-24)
>>> ===================================
>>>     * Discussion about
>>>       (t8m, 17:26:45)
>> 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).
> What does it gain to have /sbin and /usr/sbin?
Not molest ordinary users with tools they are not supposed to used.

> Security through
> obscurity?
Right, yes.

> We already have it in $PATH for the normal user.
Right, Fedora made the mistake to do so.

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