/usr/sbin/validate clash with /usr/bin/validate

Matt Domsch Matt_Domsch at dell.com
Thu May 24 04:04:53 UTC 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 01:22:35PM -0500, Paul Wouters wrote:
> I just got caught in having two different "validate" commands in my
> path.
> The /usr/bin/validate version is from the dnssec-tools package. It has a
> man page and usage info and is a tool to diagnose dnssec lookups.

I humbly suggest that the dnssec-tools package should consider changing
the name of that executable as well, perhaps dnssec-validate.  There
are many tools that could claim the term 'validate' for an aspect
of what they do.  What if 'rpm -V package' had instead been written as
'validate package' ?  Or 'gpg -v signaturefile' had been 'validate
signaturefile' ?  I know, first come first served, but it feels
presumptuous to lay claim to a generic action such as this.


Matt Domsch
Technology Strategist
Dell | Office of the CTO

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