Can the disklabel(8) link go now?
scottl at freebsd.org
Fri Jun 4 10:07:42 GMT 2004
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <40C0414F.4040108 at freebsd.org>, Scott Long writes:
>>My vote is 'not right now'. disklabel is a very fundamental command
>>to BSD, so if you intend to remove it then I suggest that you do the
>>1. Mark it as 'deprecated' everywhere. All documentation, manual
>>pages, etc. If you can make it so that an invocation of 'disklabel'
>>prints out a deprecation warning, that would be good also.
>>2. After 5-STABLE branches, remove it from HEAD.
>>3. Leave it in 5-STABLE until EOL.
> I thought the idea was to make disklabel(8) print out a helpful
> text pointing out the right tools for the current platform ?
This is similar to what I suggested. Right now disklabel(8) provides
no hint that it is deprecated other than blindly calling itself
'bsdlabel' on i386. I seem to have a real disklabel(8) on my
sparc64 box, but that might be a leftover. Again, the historical
importance of the 'disklabel' command is strong reason to treat it
with special care.
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