Re: Update: rpm package for utmps, skalibs.

From: Peter Pentchev <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2024 15:57:40 +0300

On Tue, Apr 02, 2024 at 09:05:53AM +0800, wrote:
> > On Apr 2, 2024, at 06:25, Laurent Bercot <> wrote:
> >
> > If the default PATH has /usr/sbin before /usr/bin for all users, then the
> > best thing is probably to install cd, umask and wait into /usr/sbin. It's
> > not exactly clean, but at this point we're not trying to be clean, we're
> > trying to make things work. And it wouldn't be the first time a binary that's
> > available to all users gets installed in /usr/sbin.
> Two options:
> 1. Move the conflicted files: cd, umask and wait to /usr/sbin, while keep the others in /bin directory.
> 2. Install all of them to /usr/sbin directory.
> Which one is better?
> Wang qi.

There have been some discussions, starting at Fedora, about unifying
the bin and sbin directories: neither option may be a very good long-term solution :(

Also, even apart from unifying the directories, there are various
people who have expressed concern about having different programs with
the same name in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin, thus making it something of
a potluck which one will be invoked depending on the user's search path.
I have to admit that I am kind of in agreement with that: different
binaries with the same name in directories that are both meant to be in
the search path seems... a bit fishy to me, and, yeah, with
the potential for problems if the directories are reordered
(I have seen arguments for both sides: "things in /sbin are more
important, so it should come before /bin; things in /bin are used
much more often, so it should come before /sbin").


Peter Pentchev
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