[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] WIP branch for ZFS 0.7.0

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Fri Aug 11 05:46:15 UTC 2017

No one replied so far, so I guess I could chip in a bit. :)

[Fabian Grünbichler]
> - incorporate man page fixes I submitted upstream to get rid of some
>   lintian warnings

Perhaps best to wait for upstream to include these, to not divert
further from upstream than necessary?  What are the upstream issue URLs?

> 1.) /bin vs /sbin
> how should we handle /dev/zfs and the read-only zfs/zpool commands being
> user accessible upstream since 0.7? moving the zfs and zpool binaries to
> /bin and putting a compat symlink in /sbin should work AFAICT

I'd say the binaries have not changed in nature, and still belong in
sbin/ even if they now also work without root privileges.
<URL: https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/fhs/fhs-2.3.html#SBINSYSTEMBINARIES >
state that sbin/ should contain "utilities used for system
administration (and other root-only commands) are stored in /sbin,
/usr/sbin, and /usr/local/sbin. /sbin contains binaries essential for
booting, restoring, recovering, and/or repairing the system in addition
to the binaries in /bin.", which still seem correct for the zfs/zpool

I have no idea about the test stuff.
Happy hacking
Petter Reinholdtsen

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