Subject: Re: Firefox and naming issues
To: Martijn van Buul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2006 08:57:44
On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 08:11:49 +0000 (UTC), Martijn van Buul
> There's a 'cp' in /bin, and there's
> a 'cp' in /usr/pkg/emul/linux/bin. Are you suggesting we rename /bin/cp
> to /bin/cp-native and /usr/pkg/emul/linux/bin/cp to
> ../cp-look-zafer-its-a-linux-binary, breaking *everything* that just calls
> 'cp' ? *OFCOURSE* they have the same name, and *OFCOURSE* they end up
> the same in the output of /bin/ps.
Given how many problems I have because of name collisions in Linux
emulation, maybe we should think about it a bit.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb