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Re: Intent To Split: netbase



adrian.bridgett@iname.com (Adrian Bridgett)  wrote on 16.08.00 in <20000816203108.A1647@wyvern>:

> On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 12:31:47 -0500 (+0000), Branden Robinson wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 07:22:26PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > I agree with that much.
> [snip]
>
> What so wrong with "user tools in */bin and sysadmin tools in */sbin".

Nothing, if the definition of "user tools" matches the FHS /bin - /sbin  
distinction, which says that if users ever run the thing, it belongs in  
/bin.

> As an advanced user, I always put /sbin and /usr/sbin in my PATH, whatever
> the unix I'm on.

And the FHS *explicitely* says you shouldn't have to.

> People who know about ifconfig should know enough to add /sbin and /usr/sbin
> to their PATH IMO.

And the FHS *explicitely* says they shouldn't have to.


MfG Kai



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