Re: mkfs in /sbin, mkisofs in /usr/bin (was: Re: Intent To Split: netbase
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It is much more likely that a normal user will be generating ISO
images than ext2 loopback filesystems.
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From: "Peter S Galbraith" <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca>
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: mkfs in /sbin, mkisofs in /usr/bin (was: Re: Intent To
> On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > There is some inconsistency here.
> > ulysses:~# which mkisofs
> > /usr/bin/mkisofs
> > ulysses:~# which mke2fs
> > /sbin/mke2fs
> tony mancill wrote:
> > I disagree. You *NEED* to have a copy of mke2fs in the root
> > filesystem in case /usr or any other mounted filesystem gets
> > whacked. OTOH, you probably won't be mastering any CD images
> > while your system is crippled, so having mkisofs in /usr is not
> > inconsistent.
> I _think_ Marcus was simply arguing that one command is in a `bin'
> directory and the other in an `sbin' directory (regardless of the
> `usr' issue).
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