Re: Intent To Split: netbase
On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 07:22:26PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Quoting the FHS:
> > Deciding what things go into "sbin" directories is simple: If a normal
> > (not a system administrator) user will ever run it directly, then it
> > should be placed in one of the "bin" directories. Ordinary users should
> > not have to place any of the sbin directories in their path.
> > Note: For example, files such as chfn which users only occasionally use
> > should still be placed in /usr/bin. ping, although it is absolutely
> > necessary for root (network recovery and diagnosis) is often used by
> > users and should live in /bin for that reason.
> Well, the FHS is contradicting itself here. On one hand, it says that
> ifconfig is required to be in /sbin, on the other, according to this
> paragraph, since a user could ocassionally wish to run ifconfig to list
> the interfaces, it has to be in /bin. Someone should bring this up on
> the FHS list.
Any user who has a legitimate reason to run ifconfig is a system
administrator, and thus should have /sbin and /usr/sbin in his path.
A user who is running ifconfig out of curiosity is not a systems
administrator, and does not need to have it in his path.