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Old 06-04-2013, 04:40 AM   #1
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LXer: Read This Article Before Updating Your Arch Linux

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Allan McRae announced a few days ago that the Arch developers are preparing the merge of /lib, /bin, /sbin and /usr/sbin to /usr/bin and /usr/lib, in order to unify all binaries and libraries into a single directory. Long story short, during your next update, you will encounter an error message right after all packages have been downloaded and before the installation process begins. Therefore, in order to safely udpate your Arch Linux installation, you need to follow the next instructions exactly.

Old 06-04-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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Moving most executables into /usr/bin makes sense, but I can't help but think getting rid of sbin completely is short-sighted. What about things like sshd that you really don't want in a non-root users PATH?

... but then I suppose this is the post systemd world where root no longer starts daemons directly and things like sshd can be hidden away somewhere deep in the hierarchy like /usr/lib/sshd/bin.


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