|Summary:||yet another case of very poor, broken paths|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||piercarl|
|Component:||inn||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-06-12 22:43:46 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description piercarl 1999-06-12 18:33:46 UTC
In the inn-2.2-8 package the installation paths chosen are extremely poor and break not just tradition but all sorts of other programs. In particular it is unconscionable that all the internal INN executables are being installed in /usr/bin, or even worse, subdirectories of /usr/bin, instead of something like /usr/lib/inn/bin; even worse, the innd daemon itself is installed in /usr/bin instead of /usr/sbin. These paths show a rather severe case of disregard or even worse ignorance of long standing and well justified UNIX traditions, something that is happenning at RedHat ever more often (another extremely irritating example is the dumping of X11 only programs, like Netscape, in the /usr/ hierarchy instead of the proper /usr/X11R6 subhierarchy). I used to trust RedHat to make such decisions ``properly''. Too bad now I cannot.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-12 22:43:59 UTC
The inn package uses configure defaults for executables and is compatible with earlier versions of Red Hat Linux. ------- Additional Comments From 06/13/99 15:45 ------- In addition to this, inn-2.2-9 (and possibly 2.2-8) change to store news in /var/spool/news/articles rather than in /var/spool/news. This would have been OK if it looked in BOTH locations, but after upgrading all my news before upgrading was just *gone* until I figured this out, moved all the old news directory trees down into articles, and 'ctlinnd renumber ""'