Re: Intent To Split: netbase
>>"Kai" == Kai Henningsen <email@example.com> writes:
Kai> Nothing, if the definition of "user tools" matches the FHS /bin - /sbin
Kai> distinction, which says that if users ever run the thing, it belongs in
I think there is a modicum on common sense expetced to be
applied here. If a user ever runs fsck, halt, lilo, or any other
program in /sbin, should they automatcally move out of there? (note
there is not mention of succesfully run). This is a fuzzy are,
unfortunately for rules lawyers, and one is supposed to use common
sense, a feeling of how often an ordinary user may use a program,
whether they really need to, are they wearing a sysadmin hat, and
cater to the views of newbies.
I also do not think it is going to be possible to please all
the people all the time.
>> As an advanced user, I always put /sbin and /usr/sbin in my PATH, whatever
>> the unix I'm on.
Kai> And the FHS *explicitely* says you shouldn't have to.
Umm, I think he is defining himself not to be the common user,
and the FHS explicitly says he should.
>> People who know about ifconfig should know enough to add /sbin and /usr/sbin
>> to their PATH IMO.
Kai> And the FHS *explicitely* says they shouldn't have to.
Not quite. (or else quote chapter and verses where the FHS
explicitly says anyone who knows about ifconfig does not have to pout
/sbin and /usr/sbin in their path (you do know what explicit means,
See, this actually runs for me as a user:
__> /sbin/lilo -h
usage: lilo [ -C config_file ] -q [ -m map_file ] [ -v ... ]
lilo [ -C config_file ] [ -b boot_device ] [ -c ] [ -l | -L ]
[ -i boot_sector ] [ -m map_file ] [ -d delay ]
[ -v ... ] [ -t ] [ -s save_file | -S save_file ]
[ -P fix | -P ignore ] [ -r root_dir ] [ -w ]
lilo [ -C config_file ] [ -m map_file ] -R [ word ... ]
lilo [ -C config_file ] -I name [ options ]
lilo [ -C config_file ] [ -s save_file ] -u | -U [ boot_device ]
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