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Re: Adding /sbin and /usr/sbin to everyone's path in F10

Dennis Gilmore wrote:
On Wednesday 23 April 2008, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
I propose that we add /sbin and /usr/sbin to the path for normal users
(as well as root) for F10? There are plenty of useful tools in there for
non-root users (ifconfig, fdisk, parted), and IMHO, any tool which
assumes the user is root because it lives in /sbin is fundamentally
broken. The LSB doesn't mandate this (at least, not anywhere I can see),
so I propose that we just do it.

Anyone opposed to such an action?


-1 it will break quite a few things. especially everything that uses consolehelper. it could be worked around by putting /sbin:/usr/sbin at the end of path
Its the beginning of a release cycle. We can /change/ quite a few things. Breaking stuff is not a reason not to do something if the time is there to fix it, and there's enough willing manpower (we're about to see if this latter requirement is met).

Relax, its open source :)


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