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Re: chown in /sbin

>> How much of a mess would it be to (say) have /usr/src/usr.sbin/foo
>> build a binary which gets installed into /bin/foo?
> It's very easy; just add BINDIR=/bin to src/usr.sbin/foo/Makefile,
> and it will install /bin/foo instead of installing /usr/sbin/foo.

That's pleasant.

> I recommend *not* doing this, because it would be confusing for
> humans using the source tree.

Agreed.  It's a useful facility to have, but using it without an
overridingly good reason (which I don't think this is, not that I'm the
one making that call) counts as being unnecessarily confusing.

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