Separate /usr partition

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Thu Apr 14 12:58:37 UTC 2011

On 04/14/2011 02:01 PM, Vaclav Mocek wrote:
> On 03/10/2011 05:08 PM, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
>> Kam Leo wrote:
>>> It probably has less to do with the boot process and more with disto
>>> upgrading; i.e. less likely that user files get clobbered if /usr is
>>> separate.
>> Nope. It has everything to do with booting. Some packages in /bin
>> depended on libs in /usr/lib{64} so calling the init script before /usr
>> is mounted would fail. There's a discussion about this in the devel list
>> if you search the history for it.
> I thought that programs in /bin and /sbin are not dynamically linked ....

Nope - That's an urban legend.

Programs below /bin and /sbin are supposed not to access anything below 
/usr (e.g. be dynamically linked to anything below /usr/lib), c.f.:


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