usage of /usr/bin

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at
Wed Apr 7 10:15:24 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 07 April 2010 11:13:13 Fbsd1 wrote:
> Polytropon wrote:
> > On Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:24:51 +0800, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at> wrote:
> >> Why are there RELEASE base files in /usr/bin. I thought /usr was to only
> >> contain binaries installed from ports or packages.
> >
> > No. The /usr/local subtree (LOCAL) is for local additions (ports
> > and packages), while things outside this structure usually belong
> > to the system itself; I'm excluding mounted filesystem and other
> > things here for a moment.
> But that is not true. The postfix port populates /usr/bin.

I haven't installed postfix, but is this possibly related to the recently 
(2010-03-22) added option to install postfix into the base?

In which case the commit six days later claims to correct a problem with the 
default (non-base) install.


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