3 mickey mouse questions
gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jul 20 12:26:39 PDT 2001
On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 02:12:04AM -0400, Paul Campbell wrote:
> 2. Am I correct in saying that:
> /bin - Essential system progs required before mounting filesystems.
> /usr/bin - Main system programs and things that won't need uninstalling.
> /usr/local- User installed stuff that can be removed easily.
> /opt - Same as above if you so desire
what goes for /bin also goes for /sbin
it contains programs you may need before /usr is mounted, or in case of
system disaster where partitions are destroyed you have some utils to
rescue a system. There's tar, bzip2, gzip, mount, mke2fs, etc, etc
available so you could mount a cd, restore a backup, stuff like that.
/usr/(s)bin are non-essential programs that aren't strictly needed to keep
a system running and maintain it.
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