Setup 2.57 woes...

Michael A. Chase
Fri Jun 1 18:32:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 17:56
Subject: Re: Setup 2.57 woes...

> On Fri, Jun 01, 2001 at 05:39:52PM -0700, Michael A. Chase wrote:
> >> I only use setup for download, since setup's install (or at least
> >> versions) always insists on trampling over my /bin /usr/bin mounts etc,
> >but
> >> that's another story. Manual installs are trivial however.
> >
> >The FAQ describes why /bin/ and /usr/bin/ (and /lib/ and /usr/lib/) need
> >point to the same directory.  If you insist on keeping them separate, you
> >are making your installation unsupportable.
> Actually setup should honor existing mounts now, fwiw.

Perhaps that section of the FAQ could be re-written now.  I'd have a heck of
a time splitting /bin/ into separate /bin/ and /usr/bin/ directories with
the right files in the right place though.

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