Bug#926544: startpar: why installed in private directory?

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Sat Apr 6 20:14:18 BST 2019

Package: startpar
Version: 0.61-1
Severity: normal
User: KAction at debian.org
Usertags: +objections


Why is startpar(8) is installed into private directory? As I checked,
/etc/rc script is fine with startpar(8) in either /lib/startpar or in

Actually, I believe startpar(8) should be startpar(1), since it can
useful to non-privilleged user. (GNU Parallel maybe more powerful, but

So I intend to move startpar(8) into /sbin on 0.62-1 upload. Objections?

@Jesse, could you please consider changing section of manpage to 1?
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