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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 3:43 PM, Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa redhat com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 09:43 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
>  > - Complete elimination of sbin vs. bin dirs.  Just put everything in
>  > bin.  This is probably a bad idea anyway, since it really shows bad
>  > form.  And who knows, we might have more than 32768 dentry's in bin
>  > some day, and that would be bad for ext3.
>  > - Picking the commands that make sense for non-root users and moving
>  > them from sbin to bin (ifconfig and route, for instance).  Isn't
>  > that
>  > why mount(8) lives in /bin anyway?
>
>  A lot of this is dictated by the FHS. If we were to eliminate the
>  sbin/bin distinction, we would definitely not be LSB compliant, and
>  while this may have little value to Fedora, it definitely does for RHEL.
>
>  Symlinks are fine, but we need to be very careful what we move/delete,
>  to ensure that we're not breaking LSB. (Or, if we really want to do it,
>  try to amend LSB/FHS)
>


1) Fix rpm to sanely deal with symlinks to directories
2) Remove /sbin directories
3) ....
4) Profit!


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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