[TUHS] User maintained programs in the Second Edition
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Thu Dec 22 19:28:57 AEST 2016
2016-12-22 10:22 GMT+01:00 Joerg Schilling <schily at schily.net>:
> Diomidis Spinellis <dds at aueb.gr> wrote:
>> Does anyone remember whether at the time these were installed in the
>> system-wide /bin directory, or whether they were only available in their
>> owners' home directories?
> From what I remember from a talk from Stephen Bourne at a Sun user group
> meeting in 1990, user maintained programs have been installed in /usr/bin.
> Stephen Bourne after some time wrote a cron job that checked whether an update
> in a binary also resulted in an updated man page and otherwise removed the
> binary. This is why these programs have man pages.
> EMail:joerg at schily.net (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin
> joerg.schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de (work) Blog: http://schily.blogspot.com/
> URL: http://cdrecord.org/private/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/schilytools/files/
Impressive. Everything has a reason, that's clear. A primitive but
more or less effective security measure for new software installations
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