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Bug 741466 - dev-util/bcc-0.16.0: Consider Putting bcc Package Tools in System Path
Summary: dev-util/bcc-0.16.0: Consider Putting bcc Package Tools in System Path
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Patrick McLean
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Reported: 2020-09-09 19:13 UTC by Aaron U'Ren
Modified: 2021-03-23 11:23 UTC (History)
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Description Aaron U'Ren 2020-09-09 19:13:18 UTC
Currently, the bcc package puts all the python tools that are included in the /tools directory of the upstream bcc git repo into /usr/share/bcc/tools however, this makes them difficult to find. As such its not immediately obvious that they are even installed.

I'm recommending that the default should be to place them in the system path or at least make it optional through a use-flag. Looking at other package systems I can see that at least Ubuntu makes the tools available on the path by placing them in /usr/sbin: https://github.com/iovisor/bcc/blob/master/INSTALL.md#ubuntu---binary

While the main bcc package is first and foremost important, most casual users will mostly be using the package for the tools that it comes with. As such, I think that its a good idea to place them prominently on the system rather than the user having to hunt them down in /usr/share

Reproducible: Always

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