[Exherbo-dev] Getting rid of the bin/sbin split

Wulf C. Krueger philantrop at exherbo.org
Mon Mar 9 21:40:34 UTC 2015


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It's historical nonsense and we should get rid of it:

- - bin & sbin in Exherbo are in a totally inconsistent messy state.

- - We've no criteria to put things in either directory. We all do it
differently.

- - We shouldn't keep pointless crap that's inconsistent.

- - Making sbin a symlink doesn't really cost us anything but makes
things finally consistent.

- - Unsplitting it also gains cross-distro compatibility. With the
merge+symlink, it doesn't matter where a script thinks the tool should be.

- - The split doesn't make any sense at all anymore.

- - The split is ugly aestetics and those must be eradicated.


For some background:

http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/busybox/2010-December/074114.html


And we should do it *now* while we're breaking everything with cross
anyway in order to avoid breaking things twice.

- -- 
Best regards, Wulf "who's never going to rely on IRC decisions
anymore" Krueger
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