On Tue, 2008-10-07 at 08:33 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote: > On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 01:25:26AM -0400, Jon Stanley wrote: > > The proper time to voice objections to this would have been there, 6 > > weeks ago now. > > Well, as I thought the discussion had been left before that meeting, fixing > the general problem of user-level commands in the wrong places was the > feature and it was going to be solved properly. The feature is called "sbin > sanity", and I'm 100% in support of that. The "ah, hell, just put everything > in the path and call that sane" change came as a surprise to me. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SbinSanity And under Scope it says: "Change the default PATH to include /usr/local/sbin:/usr/sbin:/sbin for all users. Note that it must come at the end of the path for normal users, or consolehelper will break." According to the history, it's been there since at least May 24 2008, when it was imported from MoinMoin. A period of ~5 months. If you're surprised by this, you simply aren't paying attention to the feature process. I've seen many emails go out on fedora-announce about the status of features, in which checking up on features you are interested in is a single click away. Also notable, in the discussion section of the May 24 revision, since moved to the Talk page: "Alternate approach: couldn't we just symlink commonly-used binaries into /bin or /usr/bin? Yes, but this requires editing and rebuilding dozens of RPMs and constant argument about which binaries deserve special treatment. Lots more work for very little actual improvement." No one in this thread is making any point that hasn't already been considered.
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