Location of some executables

Uncle Stoatwarbler stoatwblr at gmail.com
Wed May 11 05:32:17 EDT 2011


On 10/05/11 23:11, Gordan Bobic wrote:
> On 10/05/2011 22:51, Marcin Mirosław wrote:
>> W dniu 2011-05-10 23:33, Gordan Bobic pisze:
>>> What possible justification/reason is there nowdays to have /usr on a
>>> non-root partition?
>>
>> I prefer to keep all partition on lvm (except / it have to be placed
>> on md).
>> Regards.
>
> You still haven't explained what warrants /usr being on a separate
> partition. For what purpose? What does it gain you?

FHS allows it. It used to be the norm for small disks and is also 
allowable under BSD, OSX1 and older versions of SYSV (ie, older versions 
of Solaris)

Critical binaries should be in /sbin. Similarly critical libraries 
should be under /lib



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