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Re: node-like file conflicts

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 02:15:20PM +0100, Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 01:00:38PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > /usr/games is a swamp for another time I think.  I guess it contains
> > an awful lot of things with clashing names.

> Last I checked the latest FHS drafts removed /usr/games entirely, so the
> morass might end up being dumped into /usr/bin at some point in the near
> future, where they are promoted from $PATH conflicts to actual binary
> conflicts.

Removal of /usr/games has been proposed on the FHS mailing list.  There have
also been objections to this change.  It is not in the current FHS draft.

Merging /usr/games into /usr/bin is *wrong* because you want the superuser
to *not* have sgid games in their path.  /usr/games is the reciprocal of

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