On Sat, 12 Feb 2000, kevin lyda wrote:
Paul Jakma wrote:
> another thing: what in the name of deity are all these bloody
> binaries doing in my /usr/bin when they are linked to libX11.so!!!!
> aarggghhhh... RedHat seem to have forgotten that linux is a clone of
> Unix... i want /usr/bin, /usr/bin/X11, /usr/ucb/bin, /usr/fsf/bin,
> etc.. (well, maybe not /usr/fsf :) )
> Debian users: does debian still do things the
> "Right" way?
right? that's not how i read the following:
or are the binaries you're referring to part of the X11R6 system?
I was reffering more to X apps in general. I guess the FHS specifies
that non X11R6 stuff should be in /usr/bin, but that is not
"right". Have a look at /usr/bin, the directory alone is 20480 in
size on my system!! And it's packed full of a mish mash of stuff.
IMO the "Right" way is that distinct classes of bin's should go in
seperate dir's, eg KDE/GNOME/misc X11 should each have their own bin
future reference http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ is the homepage of the
I'll check it out. /usr/bin on RH6.1 is insane.
also, rhs-printfilters have existed since at least 4.2.
i'm not sure of the exact evolution, but in any case nenscripts is
gone and now replaced with the most abhorrent filter scripts. have a
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/ is the url for entering bugs in
redhat. it's almost as easy as sending mail to ilug, and has a slightly
better chance at resolving the issue.
they're not bugs per se. they are a result of design decisions RH has
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