Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10
cjdahlin at ncsu.edu
Wed Apr 23 20:03:20 UTC 2008
Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 14:59 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
>> Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm at mattdm.org> said:
>>> And I think we could solve 99.9% of the annoyance by addressing ifconfig,
>>> fdisk, lsmod, route, and the other small handful of programs mentioned in
>>> this thread. Like I said, it worked for traceroute back in 2003. :)
>> Again, here's my personal list-at-a-glance of things to look at:
>> That's 16 commands from 11 packages. Yes, there are a few more, but not
>> all that many. How hard would is be to just fix these (either symlink
>> or just move to /bin or /usr/bin as appropriate)?
> How could you leave /sbin/pidof out? Oh why, really, why is pidof
> in /sbin in the first place? sigh...
Because pidof is considered a helper application for init and init
scripts (indeed, it is packaged as part of sysvinit). Its not really
considered a tool for interactive use. (not that I agree).
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