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Date:   Mon, 4 Jan 2021 02:47:29 +0100
From:   Adam Borowski <>
To:     David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>
Cc:     'Ilkka Prusi' <>,
        "" <>
Subject: Re: Linux 5.11-rc1

On Sun, Jan 03, 2021 at 05:45:16PM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> From: Ilkka Prusi
> > Note that /sbin is now just a symlink to /usr/sbin on Debian since 10 (Buster) as per FHS[1][2].
> > 
> > [1]
> > [2]
> > of-the-linux-world-thats-a-good-thing/
> Which is exactly 100% backwards :-)

I agree with you that, if all, it's /usr/sbin which should be a symlink,
to reduce typing and to get rid of a vestige of _The_ Unix machine having
/bin spill to a disk that used to have user homes.

But, /sbin is a symlink on only _some_ Debian installations.  There's
currently a discussion whether to go deeper into this scheme, abandon it
or do nothing.

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