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.