[Dev] Installing files in /bin and /usr/bin

Aleksander Zdyb a.zdyb at partner.samsung.com
Mon Oct 7 12:50:52 GMT 2013

Hello all!

There is a fair number of programs, which are (traditionally) placed in 
/bin directory (cat, cp, rm, etc.).
However, rpm, AFAIK, does not support this in %install and %files 
sections. There are only build-in macros ( %_bindir and %_sbindir), 
which are prefixed ( %_exec_prefix = /usr).

I'm going to package symlinks for busybox, but have no idea on how to 
(properly) place some of the files in /bin -- i.e. is using 
%{buildroot}bin/cat a proper way in contrast with 

Or do we even care about distinguishing between /bin and /usr/bin?

Aleksander Zdyb
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics

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