UsrMove feature breaking "yum upgrade" upgrades from older releases to F17?

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Sat Jan 28 03:14:11 UTC 2012

On 01/27/2012 06:33 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius (rc040203 at said:
>> On 01/27/2012 06:05 PM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
>>> Toshio Kuratomi (a.badger at said:
>>>> Actually... we will "always" need the compat symlinks (for a finite but
>>>> definitely long value of "always").  Third party scripts, scripts that have
>>>> been in use on local systems, written by people who have long since passed
>>>> on (to new jobs), people targetting FHS compliant systems (unless the FHS
>>>> changes), etc will all depend on those symlinks being present.  Even third
>>>> party software that users want to compile and run may try to install into
>>>> /bin, /sbin, and /lib so we may have that problem even there.
>>> And things like /bin/sh are compiled into glibc...
>> And hard coded into 1000s of scripts and packages.
>> I seriously think, Fedora has many urgent problems to address than
>> the churn this "Feature" causes.
> ? There's no churn required due to packages having /bin/sh in them.

Sure there is - It's really sad you don't see it.

This feature is drain of energy and time of the already scarce resources 
Fedora has and contribute to pushing Fedora more into the niche it 
already is in.

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