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Re: Remove BIND, Sendmail, Perl and etc from base?

From: Peter da Silva <peter-dragonfly@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 17:56:06 -0500

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Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Not necessary. In /bin and /sbin are all the binaries needed for bringing
> the system to multiuser mode, especially before /usr is in place. On the
> other hand, most is not needed for system recovery

Which is what /sbin traditionally was. If you're going to dynamically 
link /sbin then you might as well put it all in /bin.

> The second option is not really necessary since /usr/{bin,sbin,lib,...}
> might be symlinks to /.

I've more often seen it the other way around, with /bin pointing to 
/usr/bin and /sbin having everything you need to get to the point you 
can mount /usr.

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