Re: Re: Debian BSD.. cool idea
On Sun, Jan 30, 2000 at 01:52:49PM -0500, Dan Papasian wrote:
> It isn't a bad thing. But the UNIX way always has been put the
> software that is part of the base OS's into /usr, and software
> installed over it into /usr/local.
> Considering with Debian you have a hodepodge of packages from
> different vendors, the logical solution to keep with unix tradition
> would be have everything installed with the /minimal/ install of
> debian go into /usr and everything else go into /usr/local
You seem to be declaring that using a mix of sources is somehow a flaw.
Yet, that minimal debian system is no less a mix than debian as a whole
-- unless you mean to argue that it's less of a mix because it includes
fewer things. So why should that even be the issue?
Remember that the goal of debian has always been to build a coherent,
free distribution from the variety of available sources. That most of
these sources aren't BSD sources shouldn't affect their logical placement.