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



On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 14:59 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm mattdm org> said:
> > And I think we could solve 99.9% of the annoyance by addressing ifconfig,
> > fdisk, lsmod, route, and the other small handful of programs mentioned in
> > this thread. Like I said, it worked for traceroute back in 2003. :)
> 
> Again, here's my personal list-at-a-glance of things to look at:
> 
> bind:
>    /usr/sbin/rndc
> 
> chkconfig:
>    /sbin/chkconfig
> 
> freeipmi:
>    /usr/sbin/ipmiconsole
>    /usr/sbin/ipmipower
> 
> hardlink:
>    /usr/sbin/hardlink
> 
> iproute:
>    /sbin/ip
> 
> module-init-tools:
>    /sbin/lsmod
>    /sbin/modinfo
> 
> net-tools:
>    /sbin/arp
>    /sbin/ifconfig
>    /sbin/route
> 
> ntp:
>    /usr/sbin/ntpq
> 
> pciutils:
>    /sbin/lspci
> 
> usbutils:
>    /sbin/lsusb
> 
> wireless-tools:
>    /sbin/iwconfig
>    /sbin/iwlist
> 
> That's 16 commands from 11 packages.  Yes, there are a few more, but not
> all that many.  How hard would is be to just fix these (either symlink
> or just move to /bin or /usr/bin as appropriate)?

Consider the unprivileged use of removable media. And consider people
dealing with virtual machine images, emulators and building images for
embedded systems. In all these situations, I find myself wanting all
disk/filesystem tools as a non-root user. So add to the list:

/sbin/badblocks
/sbin/blkid
/sbin/cfdisk
/sbin/debugfs
/sbin/debugreiserfs
/sbin/dosfsck
/sbin/dosfslabel
/sbin/dumpe2fs
/sbin/e2fsck
/sbin/e2image
/sbin/e2label
/sbin/fdisk
/sbin/fsck
/sbin/fsck.ext2
/sbin/fsck.ext3
/sbin/fsck.msdos
/sbin/fsck.reiserfs
/sbin/fsck.vfat
/sbin/mkdosfs
/sbin/mke2fs
/sbin/mkfs
/sbin/mkfs.cramfs
/sbin/mkfs.ext2
/sbin/mkfs.ext3
/sbin/mkfs.msdos
/sbin/mkfs.ntfs
/sbin/mkfs.reiserfs
/sbin/mkfs.vfat
/sbin/mkreiserfs
/sbin/mkswap
/sbin/parted
/sbin/reiserfsck
/sbin/reiserfstune
/sbin/resize2fs
/sbin/resize_reiserfs
/sbin/sfdisk
/sbin/tune2fs
/usr/sbin/mkntfs
/usr/sbin/ntfsclone
/usr/sbin/ntfscp
/usr/sbin/ntfslabel
/usr/sbin/ntfsresize
/usr/sbin/ntfsundelete

43 more commands from 6 packages.

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