/usr/sbin/validate clash with /usr/bin/validate
Daniel J Walsh
dwalsh at redhat.com
Thu May 24 10:33:52 UTC 2012
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On 05/24/2012 12:04 AM, Matt Domsch wrote:
> 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
>> 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.
> Thanks, Matt
I agree, we should not use a generic name for this function.
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