Re: AW: FHS pre-2.1 draft #1 on web site
SEJKORA Martin wrote:
> The recommandation in chapter "3.10 /sbin" at page 14 is IMO
> contraproductive to the required file "init", because _ANY_ user may
> shutdown the system :-<<<. So it is a "security" hole, and this
> recommandation should be erased.
> It is IMO better to [sym]link commands in /sbin to /usr/bin when they
> _really_ should be accessible to everybody.
> Chapter "4.8.2 /usr/share/man" should mention a symlink /usr/man ->
> /usr/share/man for backward-compatibility with older installations.
> I'd like to see a note in the rationale part of chapter "5.2.2
> /var/cache/man" that, for backward-compatibility, a symlink /var/catman ->
> /var/cache/man is allowed.
That doesn't mean any user can shut down the system! If so, the
permissions on /sbin/init are wrong, and that is completely independent
of its location.