Can the disklabel(8) link go now?

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Mon Jun 7 10:31:51 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 03:06:16AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 12:23:13PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > I'd like to remove the old compatibility link from bsdlabel(8)
> > to disklabel(8).  I think the dust has settled enough to allow
> > this to be done now (and before 5.3-RELEASE):
> NO.  We've been thru this not that long ago.
> We should leave the disklable symlink forever -- it gives us a consistant
> command interface across all our platforms.  I've found NetBSD very
> anonying in the past that the labeling command has a different name
> across different platforms.  The symlink causes no harm.  Why are you on
> such a war path to kill it??
I've just been wading through my old local diffs, and wanted
to finally nail this thing down.  Now that it is clear that
the minimal consensus is to keep this (hard) link for at least
a few more years, I've reverted this diff locally, and quickly
started to forget about it.  ;)

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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