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Re: why traceroute in sbin ?

On Sat, Sep 23, 2000 at 05:57:41PM +0200, Leen Besselink wrote:
> Hello,
> Just a quick question, but why is traceroute stationed in a sbin directory
> ? As normal user I can use it too, so why ? or is this just because of
> some arcane old tradition ? And some old scripts depend on it ?
> I think it's so strange.

search the debian-devel list archives for endless and repeating
flamewars over the issue.

basically sbin is for sysadmin binaries (per FHS) and the traceroute
maintainer stubbornly believes this is a sysadmin tool not to be
commonly used by ordinary users.

Ethan Benson

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