Bug#551932: mpd and mpich2: error when trying to install together

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Thu Oct 22 14:09:22 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 13:35 +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 21/10/09 at 23:25 +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> >   usr/bin/mpd
> Decklin, what are your thoughts on this? Would it make sense to move the
> Music Playing Daemon's mpd binary to /usr/sbin/, and the manpage to
> section 8? I have the impression (perhaps wrongly) that mpd is mainly
> start via an init script, so it wouldn't hurt too badly.
> The problem is that mpd is a key binary in the mpich2 package,
> referenced all over the place, and it would really be confusing for
> users to rename it to (say) mpich2-mpd.

IIRC mpd can be started/used by non-privileged users, so moving
to /usr/sbin would be wrong.  Plus, I think having unrelated binaries of
the same name in /usr/bin vs /usr/sbin would be even more confusing than
the current state.


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