few ideas how to make fedora better as a desktop
valent.turkovic at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 09:26:53 UTC 2008
2008/3/26 Will Woods <wwoods at redhat.com>:
> On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 14:12 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > Will Woods (wwoods at redhat.com) said:
> > > I actually created a Feature page after a discussion about this on
> > > #fedora-devel earlier this week:
> > >
> > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/SbinSanity
> > >
> > > I think it summarizes the problem and (one) proposed solution fairly
> > > well. Feel free to expand/edit it..
> > >
> > > Comments?
> > Just fix $PATH. It is much much simpler.
> It's definitely simpler. And it's been the default in other distros
> (e.g. Slackware, Gentoo, Ubuntu) going back at least a decade. It's also
> the default in Mac OS X.
> But it's not the default in Fedora, and I can't figure out why.
> I wrote up the SbinSanity feature assuming that we had intentionally
> changed *away* from having /sbin in the path fairly recently - like
> during the Fedora Core days - and so someone must have had a damn good
> reason to make that change. I assumed there was weeks of discussion
> sitting in mailing list archives somewhere explaining the exact reasons
> for the choice and making a very convincing argument for keeping them
> Now that I do some research I see that /sbin has not been in the normal
> PATH as far back as RHL9 and probably going back to RHL6 or earlier. I
> think it's just Always Been Like That. So there's no discussion and no
> convincing argument.
> Therefore: I'm with notting. Let's add /sbin:/usr/sbin to the path for
> normal users.
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