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Re: support for merged /usr in Debian

Eric Valette <eric.valette@free.fr> writes:

> If it is just to close once for all the right location philosophical
> debate, I would say it will be over priced: changing executable PATH
> will just breaks million scripts people have written themselves on top
> of original debian install to maintain their system or do whatever their
> system is really needed for. System admins do like using absolute path
> for security reasons...

I'm confused why you think anything will break.  There would obviously be
symlinks, so anything that's currently in /bin will continue to work if
invoked with an absolute /bin path.

Just as another reality check: I believe Red Hat has already done this.
Lots of people use Red Hat and derivatives, and there doesn't seem to have
been that much breakage.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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