From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Tue 03 Aug 1999 - 18:36:11 IST
Lars Hecking spoke thusly:
>> feel-alike. Like linux, /usr/sbin is a DIRTY LIE, and doesn't contain
>> statically linked binaries, but misc supervisor ones.
> sbin = system binaries. I don't perceive this as a dirty lie.
in addition /sbin doesn't need to have static executables, it just
needs to not depend on /usr. on most unicies i've used it hasn't,
though some fancy config tools on redhat need /usr/lib (but if /usr
is hosed you probably aren't configuring sendmail...)
(as an aside i find linuxconf to be a bloated mess - it's responsible
for all the /usr dependant libs in /sbin)
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