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

Harald Hoyer harald.hoyer at
Tue Oct 25 20:57:59 UTC 2011

So do I. So let's come back to the original discussion.
Am 25.10.2011 22:11 schrieb "Chris Adams" <cmadams at>:

> Once upon a time, Bill Nottingham <notting at> said:
> > I'm not sure why this would even be discussed.
> >
> > ln -s /usr/bin /bin, and move along to other business.
> I think someone proposed (as an addition to UsrMove) having the /bin,
> /sbin, etc. symlinks deprecated and to remove them in a couple of
> releases.  IMHO aside from necessary compatibility (such as the dynamic
> loader being in /lib{,64}), there's way too much history involved in
> /bin (and to a lesser extend /sbin) to ever consider removing the
> symlinks.
> More importantly, there's no compelling reason FOR removing them, other
> than somebody's idea of neatness.  I have no problem removing compat
> symlinks when they are no longer needed; I just don't believe that will
> ever be the case for /bin, /lib{,64}, and /sbin.
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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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