UsrMove feature

Harald Hoyer harald.hoyer at
Wed Oct 26 13:18:42 UTC 2011

On 10/26/2011 03:07 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones at>  said:
>> Having said that, the split between /sbin and /bin is not a truly
>> historical one, ie. it didn't exist in V7.  I think it was added by
>> System V which did a lot of other strange stuff too.
> Well, historically, a bunch of system utilities were in odd places like
> /etc and /usr/lib.  The idea of /sbin and /usr/sbin was to get compiled
> executables out of those places (and to not clutter up the "normal" bin
> directories with stuff users didn't need).

For daemons, which should not be called directly on the command line, I 
would suggest to move them to /usr/lib/<packagename>/ anyway.

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