On 10/26/2011 03:18 PM, Harald Hoyer wrote:
On 10/26/2011 03:07 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Richard W.M. Jones<rjones(a)redhat.com> said:
>> Having said that, the split between /sbin and /bin is not a truly
>> historical one, ie. it didn't exist in V7. I think it was added by
>> System V which did a lot of other strange stuff too.
> Well, historically, a bunch of system utilities were in odd places like
> /etc and /usr/lib. The idea of /sbin and /usr/sbin was to get compiled
> executables out of those places (and to not clutter up the "normal" bin
> directories with stuff users didn't need).
For daemons, which should not be called directly on the command line, I
would suggest to move them to /usr/lib/<packagename>/ anyway.
Why? Just to be establish your own standards in violent ways?
This use-case is exactly what /sbin or /usr/sbin traditionally have been
Besides this, one may have the opinion, that no binaries should be
allowed in /usr/lib/. Fedora never enforced this rule, because RH has a
tradition of being sloppy wrt. /usr/lib/<package>.