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

Marc-Antoine Perennou keruspe at exherbo.org
Mon Mar 9 22:00:57 UTC 2015


Adding to this list the fact that:

-- there's not a lot of things in sbin anyway

-- sbin contains binaries usefull for normal users (think "ip a s" or
"fdisk -l")

-- tools evolve, gain new features, not all of them require high capabilities

Just nuke the s(tupid)bin

On 9 March 2015 at 22:40, Wulf C. Krueger <philantrop at exherbo.org> wrote:
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> It's historical nonsense and we should get rid of it:
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> - - 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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