Re: traceroute in /usr/bin, not /usr/sbin
Herbert Xu writes:
> Richard Kettlewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> 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.