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Re: Strange file location with SSLeay

"Adam P. Harris" <apharris@onshore.com> writes:

> [You (Martin Schulze)]
> >I've noticed that ssleay from non-US uses a subdirectory within
> >/usr/bin to store it's programs.  This new path is not added to the
> >users path so they won't be able to call the programs.  Is that
> >intentional?
> [...]
> Making a subdir under /usr/bin/ is definately not a good thing.  I would 
> submit an "important" bug against the package.

There is some prior art: /usr/bin/mh/

> Maybe they should be in /usr/sbin?

This won't solve the problem of the too many program names.

> >it be more convenient if I'd call ssleay with a parameter specifying
> >the crypt routine to use?
> Yes, that sounds good but consistency in application behavior is an issue 
> to.  You might formulate this and submit it a wishlist?

So this won't be solved immediately. So for now we should leave them
in the sub-dir and someone should ask the upstream author(s).

Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>

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