Please add GNU id-utils to Fedora

Jim Meyering jim at meyering.net
Wed May 16 15:50:08 UTC 2012


Michal Schmidt wrote:
> On 05/14/2012 10:11 AM, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Miloslav Trma─Ź wrote:
>>> I'm pretty sure that naming conflicts in /usr/bin have happened before
>>> in Fedora, I'm not sure how they were resolved.
>>
>> Even in a relatively minimal system, I see many programs installed
>> in both /sbin and /bin, though none seem to conflict:
>> [...]
>> Odd that some point from /bin to /sbin, and others from /sbin to /bin.
>> Some use relative symlinks, others use absolute.
>
> These are not comparable to the "lid" situation. They are either:
>  - programs using consolehelper, the legacy privilege escalation
>    mechanism, which depends on one of the names being a symlink to
>    consolehelper and the other name being the program itself,
>    or
>  - cases where the program historically lived in one directory, then
>    was moved to the other and a symlink in the old directory was added
>    for backwards compat. But it is the same program.
>
> They're not comparable to the "lid" name conflict between two different programs.

Thanks for confirming my "none seem to conflict" comment.


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