Originally Posted by sohmc
Does fastboot need to be installed into /usr/bin? Seems that it would be better (and more secure) just to run it from the home directory and use sudo as necessary.
No. It will run from any directory, but then after the "cd" you need to do a "sudo ./fastboot" (notice the "dot-slash") instead of just "sudo fastboot"
(or an "su" command for people who like to run with scissors).