[ntp:questions] Unexpected executable locations from "sudo make install" on RPi Linux

Rob nomail at example.com
Fri Nov 15 17:23:11 UTC 2013

David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> I have compiled and installed NTP on a number of Raspberry Pi Linux 
> systems, variants of Debian Wheezy, but on one I see that when I run:
>    $ sudo make install
> I get the executables files in two different directories:
>    ntpdc ntpq & ntptrace => /usr/local/sbin
>    ntpd ntpdate ntp-keygen ntptime & ntp-wait => /usr/local/sbin
> I was expecting all the executables to be in /usr/local/bin/.  Why might 
> this be?  Linux is not well known to me.

sbin is for programs that can only be (meaningfully) used by the
superuser (root), bin is for programs that everyone can use.

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