Re: Intent To Split: netbase
firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
> 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
> 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.