Ubuntu should move all binaries to /usr/bin/

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Wed Nov 2 05:25:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 05:52:16PM -0400, Martin Pitt wrote:
> > Here's a link to an article that talks about Fedora's idea:
> > http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-considers-moving-all-binaries-to-usr-bin-1369642.html?view=print 
> That would mean that we need to drop the possibility to have /usr on a
> separate partition/network file system, or make the initramfs
> clever/complicated enough to actually wait for /usr to come up.

Is a separate /usr currently fully supported in Ubuntu?

argues rather convincingly that udev rules might be trying to access
things like /usr/share/misc/pci.ids during early boot, at least in

> Also, the separation of /sbin and /usr/sbin is not just totally
> random; for non-admin users it makes them not appear in tab completion
> etc, which cleans up the command namespace a bit.

Doesn't Ubuntu put both /usr/bin and /usr/sbin in $PATH by default for
all users?  My /etc/environment contains


and I'm quite sure I haven't edited it by hand.

Marius Gedminas
I'm a sorceress, not a miracle worker.
	-- The Spellsong War by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
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