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Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)

From: Ian Duggan
Subject: Re: Hurd FS hierarchy (was Re: LD_LIBRARY_PATH troubles)
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 12:30:44 -0800

> > Yes, but I can't find a rationale for the /sbin directory.
>   Maybe there isn't a good one.  (It seems to exist (in the FHS, at
> any rate) so that some commands will be out of the way for normal
> users.  Given the number of programs on a modern system, though, any
> command the user doesn't already know about is out of the way, in the
> sense that the user will only find it by chance.)

There used to be the idea that /sbin binaries should be statically
linked to make recovery on a crippled system easier. The arguments
against that are "bloat" and the existence of "recovery floppies".

I found some old messages relating to it.

-- Ian

Ian Duggan          

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