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

Sami Haahtinen <ressu@uusikaupunki.fi> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 07:20:00PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
>> Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org> wrote:
>> > traceroute is not used 'exclusively by the system administrator', nor
>> > is it needed for bootup, so it must go in /usr/bin.  Pretty simple.
>> To adhere to that, almost everything in /sbin,/usr/sbin will have to be
>> moved out: ifconfig, sendmail, route, etc.

> this argument was brought up last time this was argued. and personally
> ifconfig and route (from your example) belong to a totally other
> category than traceroute, i don't know anyone (other than admins) using
> traceroute on daily (or weekly for that matter) basis, But traceroute
> is. 

Why don't you read what Ben Gertzfield said? He used the word
"exclusively".  That means, if a command can be used by a user at all,
then it must go into /bin,/usr/bin.  I am just pointing out that it's
a rule which nobody actually follows.

> And for sendmail, the main purpose is to control the mail daemon, not to
> send mail (which you can do with it too) and it should stay in
> /usr/sbin.

Perhaps you should read its manpage to find out about its more esoteric
Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 is out! ( http://www.debian.org/ )
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