E2fsprogs --with-root-prefix

Jesse Tie Ten Quee highos at highos.com
Fri Nov 24 23:32:01 PST 2000


Yo,

On Sat, Nov 25, 2000 at 08:29:06AM +0100, Rudolf Floers wrote:
> Check the Makefile after running configure without --with-root-prefix=.
> root_prefix will be /usr, essential bins,libs would be installed in /usr/bin
> /usr/lib /usr/sbin.
> the fhs wants them in /bin /lib /sbin.
> (and e2fsck is essential to me)

Nononononononono...what does FHS have todo with this (i don't care what
you guys say) it's just common _sense_ to have it with this
configuration.

Put it this way, if you have a seperate partition for / and /usr you
want e2fsprogs in /bin and /lib as if you can't mount another partition
and there in /usr/bin.... they can't help you much,

But it's not just that, every (distro that i use regularly that is) has
e2fsprogs utilities and libraies in /bin and /lib, alot of thigns expect
them in /sbin, etc.

Those are two reasons, i'm not saying it ain't gonna work w/o that, but
it's a cleaner and more standard way of doing it (ok, now you can plug
in an FHS/LSB spec if you want ;)

PS, it's your system, do what you want with it.... =) *mumbles away*

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Jesse Tie Ten Quee - highos at highos dot com

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