Subject: Re: sysctl move to /sbin
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: source-changes
Date: 01/19/2000 14:25:56
	Can this be documented somewhere like htdocs/developers/notes.list
	to avoid this problem in future?


On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 11:03:22PM +0900, wrote:
> > >No, you have to add it explicitely to the obsolete list.
> > 
> > 	hmm, opinion varies... what should I do?  I see very few commits
> > 	in obsolete.* after they were created (never, or only once).
> >
> If you remove sysctl from /usr/sbin it should be but in the obsolete
> list, so that sysinst will be able to remove it on upgrade. Otherwise,
> on upgrade from 1.4.x->1.5 a 1.4 sysctl will be left in /usr/sbin which 
> is bad.
> If you make a symlink in /usr/sbin then the old sysctl will be remplaced
> by the symlink when sysinst unpacks the sets.
> --
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
> --