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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 Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 11:20:03AM -0500, Vince Mulhollon wrote:
> On 06/14/2001 10:56:50 AM ressu wrote:
> >> this brings us to even better question why is nmap in /usr/bin?
> RTDPM = read the debian policy manual.
> [[RANT]]
> Now look at this list of reasons why nmap doesn't belong in /usr/sbin:

Lets look at the same questions with traceroute.

> 1) nmap is not exclusively used by the sysadmin (you don't need root to run
> it, users use it all the time, etc)
> 2) nmap is not used for system repair
> 3) nmap is not used for system recovery
> 4) nmap is not used for mounting /usr
> 5) nmap is not an "essential function" (some might disagree, but whatever)
> 6) nmap is not a networking daemon
> 7) nmap is not a non-essential admin tool (more like gdb than like dpkg)
> 8) nmap is not a binary for a "non-critical server program."
> 9) nmap is not a "server program"

all of the above apply to traceroute aswell, and yet.. traceroute is in

> If, after you RTDPM, you think it belongs somewhere other than /usr/bin,
> please let me, us, or the package maintainer know.

please, don't get mad, i was just trying to show an example of a better
program which should go to sbin than traceroute, nmap can be harmful for
the system itself so it shouldn't be easily accessible.

yes, i know we are getting sidetracked, the main point here is that if
nmap belongs to /usr/bin so does traceroute.

ps. i do read the rest of the thread too so no need to quote all the
stuff that was mentioned elsewhere.


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