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Bug#679128: useless (?) dichotomy: sysfs is located under /bin on kfreebsd systems, while /sbin on Linuxes

On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, Robert Millan wrote:
> > reassign 679128 freebsd-utils
> > thankyou
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:43:17AM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> >> is there any specific reason or could it be shipped under /sbin/ ?
> > Ask the freebsd-utils people, after all it is their program and not
> > mine.

> What's the reason for putting it in /sbin?


1. because that is where it is on Linux systems
2. because that is where it is on BSD systems (according to logic in
   Python source code... since I have no access to BSD systems)
3. because even its manpage is .8 ;-)
4. because majority of the packages (besides freebsd-* ones) look for it
   under {/usr,}/sbin not bin/

more? ... ;)

Yaroslav O. Halchenko
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