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Re: [vulture@aoi.dyndns.org: Bug#100744: Binary should be in /usr/bin, since it's useful to non-admins.]



On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 07:45:38PM -1000, Brian Russo wrote:
> i'm inclined to just close this bug, especially since it was normal
> and not wishlist.. you can say the same of many things, "mount is
> useful to users when user option is set " etc, all the user has to
> do is modify his $PATH.

what is the main reason for tools like this to be installed in the
first place? to check up connectivity. As a normal user i tend to run
traceroute quite often. What is the point in separating admin software
and user software from each other if you are going to modify your path
to contain the admin software anyways.

i remember a same kind of discussion on traceroute package itself (Bug:
#64718), and according to that, the only reason to keep traceroute in
/usr/sbin is that it will break scripts which have full paths (i wonder
why) and the last line points out that you should just add /usr/sbin to
your path. (which brings us back to the first argument =)

anyways.. i vote for a or b

> ----- Forwarded message from Alexander Hvostov <vulture@aoi.dyndns.org> -----
> 
> In my opinion, the `traceroute' binary in this package should not be
> in /usr/sbin, which is supposed to contain binaries that are only of
> use to the system administrator. Since `traceroute' is readily useful
> to normal users, it should be in `/usr/bin' instead.

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