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Re: Bug#109182: Removing more historical cruft

On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 10:38:49PM -0300, Cesar Eduardo Barros uttered:
> There are a number of binaries which should go into /bin instead of /sbin or
> /usr/sbin -- the full argument is at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200106/msg00878.html
We've been through this, _ad nausem_. And because the Maintainer doesn't
want to change it, someone thought "Well, bugger me, I'll force it with
Policy." Not Smart.[tm]

> I have only one thing to add to that list: traceroute should be moved, _not_ to
> /usr/bin as lots of people claim, but to /bin . It's as necessary and useful as
> ping to diagnose networking trouble, and /usr might be mounted via NFS through
> a gateway -- exactly what we want to diagnose. Same for the ipv6 versions of
> ping and traceroute.
No, traceroute should be in /usr/bin. Read the FHS descriptions for /bin,
and /usr/bin. traceroute fits the latter.

> For a counter-argument, look at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2001/debian-devel-200106/msg00945.html
> (which says only traceroute belongs to bin and not other tools like ifconfig).
*sigh* Been there, done that.


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