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

Herbert Xu writes:
> Richard Kettlewell <rjk+news@sfere.greenend.org.uk> wrote:

>>> on the one hand we have subjective interpretation that traceroute
>>> belongs in /usr/bin.
>> The FHS is perfectly clear, despite the attempts to claim
>> otherwise.
> I never suggested otherwise.  I am merely pointing out that no major
> distribution has to date followed this rule.

Perhaps they don't have the same FHS-compliance policy that Debian
does; perhaps they don't care about implementing their own policies.
Either way, I don't see why that should affect Debian.

> Let me repeat this, if you want to argue that traceroute should be
> moved on the grounds of FHS compliance, then you must move all the
> other utilities that fall under it, that is, most things in /sbin
> and /usr/sbin.

This seems to be claiming that no bug may be fixed unless all bugs are
fixed.  I think that's a terrible principle to adopt.

traceroute attracts a higher level of attention than the other
mis-placed programs because it's more widely used, nothing more
sinister than that.


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