Subject: Re: /usr/mdec is a headache for shared ports
To: None <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/08/2000 10:04:07
On Thu, 8 Jun 2000 wrote:

> The suggestion of doing /usr/mdec/${MACHINE} I guess is so that
> several different architectures with same instruction set and
> executable format can more easily share /usr?  I think it's a fine
> idea, though it leaves /sbin/disklabel unsolved.  Symlink into
> /usr/mdec?  (duck...:-)

No. We need to fix disklabel up after 1.5 also.

The problem with symlinks into mdec is that, among other things, only
machines with the same executable format could disklabel a disk. I
couldn't disklabel a disk for an alpha on a sparc for instance. :-)

Take care,