Re: Debian BSD.. cool idea!
On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 01:18:40AM -0600, Dan Potter wrote:
: As far as I can tell, in Debian, everything that goes into /usr is
: something installed by the system. Of course this includes most of the
: useful parts of the operating system since Debian includes not one, not
: ten, but at least twenty kitchen sinks at any given time; and system
: components are just another one of those pieces that goes in with the
: rest. So everything that is managed by the system goes into /usr.
: /usr/local is reserved almost exclusively for things installed from
: source. In FreeBSD, it seems like the only things that go into just /usr
: are things that come from the FreeBSD source snapshots -- the kernel, and
: all the system binaries. This is kind of a weird concept if you think of
: it in terms of the standard Linux way, which is probably one reason I'm
: being confused =). But I like having the seperation -- things in /usr are
: managed by the system, things in /usr/local are managed only by me.
See, this makes no sense to me. Having worked on more than a fistfull
of UNIX's, I still cannot fathom why Linux does it different from the
I also don't see why the main hierarchical tree (/, /usr, ...) should be
polluted with code that doesn't come from and isn't maintained by the
I'm just wacky I guess... 8)
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