cvs commit: src/sbin/nologin Makefile nologin.c

Ceri Davies ceri at submonkey.net
Sun Feb 22 15:32:49 PST 2004


On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 11:22:56PM +0000, Colin Percival wrote:
> At 23:16 22/02/2004, Ceri Davies wrote:
> >On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 11:14:05PM +0000, Colin Percival wrote:
> >> I wonder if the optimal solution would be to have
> >> /sbin/nologin compiled without syslog support and /usr/sbin/nologin
> >> built from the same source but with syslog support enabled.
> >
> >It sounds to me like the optimal solution would actually be to move it.
> 
>   Sure, if you want to confuse people who have spent over a decade
> expecting it to be in /sbin.  We've got to leave *something* in /sbin
> for at least the near future, even if it's minimalist.

I'd agree, but having two programs with the same name and different
behaviour has much more potential to confuse people (especially Solaris
admins, where /sbin and /usr/sbin seem to be frequently the same
directory).

Ceri
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