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



Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 14:59 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm 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:

bind:
   /usr/sbin/rndc

chkconfig:
   /sbin/chkconfig

freeipmi:
   /usr/sbin/ipmiconsole
   /usr/sbin/ipmipower

hardlink:
   /usr/sbin/hardlink

iproute:
   /sbin/ip

module-init-tools:
   /sbin/lsmod
   /sbin/modinfo

net-tools:
   /sbin/arp
   /sbin/ifconfig
   /sbin/route

ntp:
   /usr/sbin/ntpq

pciutils:
   /sbin/lspci

usbutils:
   /sbin/lsusb

wireless-tools:
   /sbin/iwconfig
   /sbin/iwlist

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).

--CJD


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