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Re: /etc/profile should include sbin in PATH

>>>>> "Remco" == Remco van de Meent <remco@dnd.utwente.nl> writes:

    Remco>       ``Deciding what things go into "sbin" directories is
    Remco> simple: If a normal (not a system administrator) user will
    Remco> ever run it directly, then it should be placed in one of
    Remco> the "bin" directories. Ordinary users should not have to
    Remco> place any of the sbin directories in their path.''

Then I think our problem is that we are violating this part of
the FHS. For example, the following utilities are regularly
run by users:

modutils: /sbin/lsmod
netstd: /usr/sbin/traceroute
lsof-2.2: /usr/sbin/lsof

There are undoubtedly more examples, but I know traceroute is The
Biggy. It's a major tool that users run all the time, and there's no
reason for it to be in /usr/sbin. Should we file bugs, even though FHS
compliance is not a release goal?


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