HEADS UP: /bin and /sbin are now dynamically linked
dot at dotat.at
Mon Nov 17 02:24:31 PST 2003
Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se> wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 07:24:00PM -0700, Brent Jones wrote:
>> This is just a case of OS evolution. /sbin used to be the place where
>> the statically linked recovery things would be placed, in case the
>> shared libraries got hosed. The only things that needed to be
>> statically linked though, were system utilities, which is why people
>> probably started to associate the "s" with system, rather than static.
>Do you have any references for this? Every single place that I can
>find explains /sbin as "system binaries". I have also never heard of
>there ever being duplicates in /bin of the files in /sbin.
That's the way things work in Solaris. It's more a difference between
System V and BSD, rather than one scheme evolving into another.
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