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Re: Bug#192869: surfraw: surprized you added so many commands to /usr/bin

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 12:28:05PM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> It doesn't gain you anything to put subdirectories in /usr/bin it just
> add up polution.
> The agument against putting binaries in /usr/lib is well known.

I've never seen any argument against putting binaries in /usr/lib,
actually.  Just vague statements that it was somehow bad.

That said, since these programs are meant to be invoked by users
directly, I think they do belong in a bin directory rather than a
lib directory.  If they need to be moved off the default $PATH
because of namespace pollution, then /usr/bin/foo/ is fine with me.
This kind of $PATH cleaning is not conceptually different from
having separate /usr/sbin and /usr/games directories.

Richard Braakman

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