Re: Intent To Split: netbase
On 15-Aug-00, 14:35 (CDT), paul <email@example.com> wrote:
> Why is it considered "difficult" for individual users adding /sbin and
> /usr/sbin to their path if they wish to?
Because stating that it is difficult is seen as an valid argument by
those who wish sbin would go away. The fact that it is obviously trivial
is not valid.
> Is there some deeper principal of Unix or Linux philosophy being
> discussed here?
> Is there something to be gained that is somehow greater than can be
> achieved by changing one's own path?
> Is there something I am missing about this debate?
There are people who think that the way *they* want things set up is
de-facto the way everybody want things set up. All paths, program
options and defaults should be pre-configured to be exactly what they
want them. Modifying configuration files, adding symlinks, or whatever
is too much effort, but requiring package maintainers to greatly
complicate their (the maintainers) work to accomodate every possible use
of a given package is no big deal.
Of course, the fact that the "do it my way" people don't agree about
*what* the default configurations should be doesn't seem to clue them
Steve, tired of these types of arguments.