[PATCH] Use /bin/kill not /usr/bin/kill in systemd scripts
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 9 04:13:09 MST 2013
On Fri, 2013-02-08 at 08:06 -0500, simo wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-02-08 at 09:57 +0100, Michael Adam wrote:
> > On 2013-02-08 at 19:43 +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2013-02-08 at 09:35 +0100, Andreas Schneider wrote:
> > > > On Friday 08 February 2013 11:40:38 Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > > > I'm not yet up on all the systemd stuff, but it was suggested to me
> > > > > that /bin/kill is a more portable command than /usr/bin/kill across both
> > > > > Red Hat and debian derived distributions.
> > > >
> > > > /usr/bin/kill is used cause of UsrMove.
> > > >
> > > > http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/TheCaseForTheUsrMerge
> > > >
> > > > This has already been finished in Fedora 17 and will be the case in the
> > > > upcoming RHEL version.
> > > > In openSUSE it is already work in progress since 12.2.
> > > >
> > > > I don't know about the Debian or Debian based distributions. I would like to
> > > > keep it the way it is. Does debian alreay have systemd? If they use systemd it
> > > > is likely that UsrMerge will be done too.
> > >
> > > That link goes nowhere for me, and so I'm rather confused. In any case,
> > > the use case I have is a debian Wheezy based system with systemd.
> > It is discussed to move contents of /bin to /usr/bin and likewise
> > for /sbin, /lib, and /lib64, and replacing /bin by a symlink to
> > /usr/bin, and so on.
> > More precisely, quoting from the url above:
> > "Improved compatibility with other Unixes/Linuxes in behavior:
> > After the /usr merge all binaries become available in both /bin
> > and /usr/bin, resp. both /sbin and /usr/sbin. (simply because
> > /bin becomes a symlink to /usr/bin, resp. /sbin to /usr/sbin)."
> > This means (for me) that using /bin/kill is the more portable
> > version and we should use it.
> Not really, it means that we will keep /bin available for a while, but
> it is only for backwards compatibility and one day may be removed.
> All new software is encouraged to use /usr/bin if possible.
Well given this, and the full variety of Linux distributions who may
choose to embrace systemd, I suggest that the dream of 'systemd scripts
are not distro-specific' is not actually reality. I therefore suggest
we remove them and leave them for packagers to provide, just as we have
done for init scripts.
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
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