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Re: traceroute in /usr/bin, not /usr/sbin

>>>>> "Brian" == Brian Russo <brusso@phys.hawaii.edu> writes:

    Brian> i'm inclined to just close this bug, especially since it
    Brian> was normal and not wishlist.. you can say the same of many
    Brian> things, "mount is useful to users when user option is set "
    Brian> etc, all the user has to do is modify his $PATH.

Move it to /usr/bin .  From the FHS v2.2:

[begin quote]

4.10 /usr/sbin: Non-essential standard system binaries
4.10.1 Purpose

This directory contains any non-essential binaries used exclusively by
the system administrator. System administration programs that are
required for system repair, system recovery, mounting /usr, or other
essential functions must be placed in /sbin instead.

[end quote]

traceroute is not used 'exclusively by the system administrator', nor
is it needed for bootup, so it must go in /usr/bin.  Pretty simple.


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