fuser - netfs bootscript still using /bin

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 15:28:19 PST 2010

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On my 6.6 build, I've noticed that the netfs bootscript fails to find /bin/fuser
> when shutting down. Â Not a big priority, because I had to comment fuser out
> on previous builds (supposed to be fixed in 22.10, bit not yet confirmed).
> Digging through trac, I've eventually identified
> #2489 psmisc --exec-prefix="" and killall path
> ( implemented in r9078 on 29th September )
> Â which noted that fuser wasn't in the LFS bootscripts, and said it should
> be in /usr/bin to make things easier for people using an initramfs.
> So, is the policy that only programs in the LFS bootscripts belong
> in /bin, in which case I'll take this to BLFS, or is it supposed to be the
> same for progs used in BLFS bootscripts ?

No, the policy is that anything that the superuser may need to 
administer the system without /usr mounted should be in either /bin or 
/sbin.  That would include anything needed by the boot scripts before 
S40mountfs, but also things like an editor, dmesg, dumpe2fs, etc.

   -- Bruce

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