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Re: mkfs and fsck in /sbin

On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 08:12:01PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 01:57:31PM -0500, Richard Kreuter wrote:
> > 
> >   Also, unfortunately, at the moment, the body of FHS requires mkfs,
> > fsck, et al. in /sbin, if these files exist on a system (section
> > 3.14.2), so Debian GNU/Hurd may need to provide these files here.
> And the second paragraph of 3.10 says:
> "If a normal [..] user will ever run it directly, then it should be placed
> in one of the "bin" directories."
> So the FHS is basicaly contradicting itself. I call that a bug :)

  Well, sorta: a file can be in a "bin" and in an "sbin" with a
symlink.  Maybe that's a sneaky interpretation, but that kind of
interpretation is also required for /usr on GNU/Hurd.

  I won't argue that the FHS isn't buggy, though....


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