On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Guido Berhoerster <gber(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
* Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer(a)gmail.com>
I'm not clear what exactly is being
proposed, but any significant
shuffling of /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib will potentially impact a
lot of existing installs.
Please read the last email and don't start yet another thread. We
were discussing about not installing any binaries and libraries
into /bin, /sbin, and /lib but rather into /usr/bin, /usr/sbin,
and /usr/lib. /bin and /sbin could then be symlinked to /usr/bin
and /usr/sbin for compatibility reasons, /lib needs to remain as
it contains other things.
Upgrading from one release to another, i.e. creating symlinks
would need to be handled by a scriptlet.
But that would break every existing install with /usr as a separate
partition since booting requires many of the /bin,. /sbin, /lib
utilities prior to /usr being mounted.
Think about the kernel modules in /lib. Also, you'd totally break
grub I assume if /lib became a symlink to a directory on a different
Far more logical to turn /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/lib into symlinks
back to /bin, /sbin, /lib. It would add 2 or 3 GB of diskspace
requirements to /, but that at least seems doable.
RE: changing subject - my belief is that when the subject of a thread
totally changes drastically, the subject should be updated. I did not
start a new thread just changed the subject. Thus threaded email
clients and the archives should keep all this together.
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