Re: Pdksh problem
Michael Meskes <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> Why is it installed in /bin now? Is it needed for the boot process? I think
> it should go into /usr/bin.
It's installed in /bin to get it onto the root filesystem.
It's on the root filesystem so that if there's a startup
problem such that /usr never gets mounted, a full-screen
editor will nonetheless be available.
It's been back and forth a few times. My early working versions
went in /bin. When I released it, Bruce P. asked me to put it in
/usr/bin. Recently, the issue of having a full screen editor available
in startup error situations resurfaced, and Bruce asked me to move it
back to /bin.
> BTW if it remains in /bin that breaks
> /etc/shells which has the entry /usr/bin/ksh.
I don't understand how the ae editor being installed as /bin/ae vs.
/usr/bin/ae could break /etc/shells.