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Subject: Re:Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10
From: Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de>
To: Development discussions related to Fedora <fedora-devel-list redhat com>
Date: 04/23/2008 05:46 PM
No. It will promote proper program installation paths. Right now we basically have "Security Through Obscurity," which I thought was frowned upon in our world.
Who would complain about that? Why would you care if you have one extra program in your PATH? Is the world coming to an end? I don't see where all the hostility is being generated besides the fact that "it's different."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?".
Symlinks should be dropped as a solution.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.