Subject: Re: /usr/bin/pkg_info?
To: Brook Milligan <brook@trillium.NMSU.Edu>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/09/1998 12:38:40
Brook Milligan writes:
> What is the rationale for pkg_info being in /usr/sbin rather than
> /usr/bin?  It occurs to me that "regular" users may wish to know what
> is installed on a system.  Having easy access to pkg_info seems like a
> good way to provide the information.

Regular users occassionally want to run "ping" and other things, too.

Tradition says it goes in sbin.

If you need it, you probably are the sort who should have the sbin
dirs in your path.