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


On Sun, 2014-07-06 at 21:04:25 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> 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.



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