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.