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Re: Bug#753704: ITP: amap -- Next-generation scanning tool for pentesters

On Sun, Jul 06, 2014 at 04:02:05PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> The standards FHS directory layout gives us four locations in which to
> put executabes: /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin. In theory we could
> then have four providers of yoyo, but that would be very confusing.
> Even using bin vs sbin is confusing: if you're used to running foo's
> yoyo as your normal user, it'll be quite a surprise when you try to
> run it as root and get bar's yoyo instead.

Thus, what about adding this to the Policy?  These five locations (also
/usr/games) should be considered the same wrt file conflicts.

I see some legitimate scenarios for a single package to have something both
in $X/bin and $X/sbin, but not really across package boundaries.

Gnome 3, Windows 8, Slashdot Beta, now Firefox Ribbon^WAustralis.  WTF is going
on with replacing usable interfaces with tabletized ones?

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