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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
  • From: Robin Klitscher <robin.klitscher@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:13:39 +1200
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On 15/08/12 02:37, David C. Rankin wrote:

I agree with Rodney, if this is something that Linux wants to make work, then
should all provide comment on the proposed FHS changes to insure the end
is something that makes sense to implement, instead of just becoming another
well intentioned idea at the end of a link ending in .pdf...

Even to a non-technical user like myself, from comments in this thread
it's blindingly obvious that a published standard and the manner in
which some distributions are implemented have parted company, or are
about to. This is worrying, for how can it be good?

If the standard is inappropriate, let it be amended accordingly. If it
is irrelevant, or otherwise to be ignored, why put effort into
maintaining it? Instead, let developers do what they fancy and to the
devil with consistency, thus adding yet another layer of confusion to
the existing anarchy that already limits the appeal of the Linux
operating system as a serious contender in the field.

Otherwise, if the standard is valid, let it be adhered to so the results
are not only understood but consistent. And in that case, doesn't it
make more sense to put effort into ensuring the standard is appropriate
than simply to dismiss it as a sideshow?

I don't know - I'm only asking .......

Robin K
Wellington "Harbour City"
New Zealand
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