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Re: Bug#6386: Bug in deb-check


	I think, baring /libexec, that they do belong in /sbin.  I ask
 again: where does it say they *have* to go into /usr/lib?

>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> writes:

Joey> On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:
>> The fsstnd is very clear on this point. /sbin is for essential
>> system binaries. That is, for binaries that are essential to the
>> booting up of the system. It also says that if these binaries are
>> not necessary until it is certain that /usr has been mounted, that
>> they should go into /usr/sbin. There is, admittedly, no mention of
>> /usr/sbin/lib, but it seems clear that all subdirectories in /sbin
>> and /usr/sbin are under the same constraints as the direct contents
>> of these directories. From the name (kernel-packageconfig) I can
>> only guess that this object probably belongs in /usr/lib. Is it
>> necessary for the proper operation of the system?

Joey> This caught my eye because my taper package has 2 internal use
Joey> only binaries (bg_backup, bg_restore) that are currently in
Joey> /sbin, but are only run by taper.

Joey> Where should they go, then? Taper belongs in /sbin becuase you
Joey> might be booting in single user or emergency mode to restore a
Joey> trashed filesystem. So I dislike putting bg_* in /usr/lib/. Any
Joey> suggestions?

Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@datasync.com>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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