Re: symbolic links within /bin
Kenny Wickstrom writes ("symbolic links within /bin"):
> I was just looking around in /bin and noticed some symbolic links that
> may be incorrect. My system is 0.93R5+++ (I update the base regularly).
> The links I wonder about are
> csh -> ../usr/bin/tcsh
> rmail -> /usr/sbin/rmail
> rnews -> /usr/sbin/rnews
> smail -> /usr/sbin/smail
> tcsh (6.05-4) seems the most serious since if someone choses to use tcsh
> for root, it may not be available when the system is running.
Noone in their right mind changes root's shell. Creating an
alternative root account with a different login name and tcsh as a
shell would be the right thing to do.
Perhaps chsh should warn people not to change root's shell ?
> The others just seem a little odd. The FSSTND says things in /bin are
> essential to have the system running and I don't think rmail, smail and
> especially rnews falls into that category. Maybe its for traditional
> reasons, but I would think we would try to straighten it out.
Who put the rmail, rnews and smail links in /bin ? They're not part
of the Smail package.
Could you try
dpkg --search /bin/rmail