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Re: Bug#6386: Bug in deb-check

On Thu, 2 Jan 1997, Joey Hess wrote:

> 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? 
> This caught my eye because my taper package has 2 internal use only
> binaries (bg_backup, bg_restore) that are currently in /sbin, but are
> only run by taper. 
> Where should they go, then? Taper belongs in /sbin becuase you might be
> booting in single user or emergency mode to restore a trashed filesystem.

Then bg_backup and bg_restore belong in /sbin as well.
They are in the correct place.

My meager opinion  ;-)


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