FESCo Meeting Summary for 2008-10-22

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Fri Oct 24 06:04:54 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-24 at 07:11 +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 23.10.2008 21:53, Brian Pepple wrote:
> > === Features ===
> > * FESCo rejected a proposal to revert the Sbin Sanity(1) feature.
> >       * For: kick_
> >       * Against: dwmw2, j-rod, bpepple, notting, dgilmore, nirik
> >       * Abstain: jwb
> >      1. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SbinSanity
> I think FESCo is doing a big mistake here.
> So FWIW, I totally agree with what Ville said in
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2008-October/msg02180.html

If you're writing scripts and not explicitly calling out the binary
location, then it's not surprising if your scripts break later. I know
it's nice to always assume a particular PATH, but it's not good practice
any more than including or not including sbin in the PATH to begin with.
And people using tab-completion can get used to the new binary names.

FWIW, I think including sbin in the path is only about *10 years too
late*, everyone else is already laughing that Fedora didn't do this, so
really it doesn't need to wait for yet another 1.5 years to get done :)


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