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



On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 12:30 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> On Apr 23, 2008, at 11:43 AM, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 09:43 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> >> - Complete elimination of sbin vs. bin dirs.

> > A lot of this is dictated by the FHS.
>
> That's true, it is.
And there often are good reasons for the FHS to dictate such things :)

> > 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)
> 
> 
> Symlink farms end up making the system look like Solaris (/etc/ 
> mount...come on guys, still?).

It will achieve the opposite to what we have today.

Instead of users complaining about "where is ifconfig" we will be facing
users complaining about "why are these unusable install-info, httpd,
ftpd etc. polluting my PATH?".

I.e. Spot's proposal as well as symlink farms don't solve anything.
To the contrary: They (re-) introduce the problems, the fact */sbin
exists, so far has kept low.

Ralf



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