Re: FHS: a new way of looking at it
>>"Ben" == Ben Gertzfield <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ben> Do we *really* want to make another release so soon whose packages will
Ben> be incompatible with the previous release?
Ben> Here's my idea to fix this situation:
Ben> slink will have man/info/other document readers modified so that they
Ben> will support FHS, but no packages will have actually moved to FHS.
Ben> Once slink is released as stable, we will have a base distribution
Ben> that will support both FSSTND docs *and* FHS docs. Then, our next
Ben> distribution (2.2? 3.0?) will be moved fully to FHS.
Ben> This way, we won't run into the problems of the 1.3 -> 2.0 upgrade,
Ben> where packages from 2.0 won't run on 1.3 without the big libc6 move.
Ben> What do you think, sirs?
I like this, but there are two things to consider. Firstly, we
want to allow people to be able to skip releases and upgrade from
bo-> slink directly, or from Hamm to the succesor of Slink without
actually loading slink, so this solotion, though better than the
previous solutions, is not perfect ;-(
Secondly, if the time period seems too long, we can put the
modified document readers in 2.0 r2 -- and start the move to FHS in
The major document readers (man, and info) already support the
concept of multiple directories, so all that is needed is a tweak in
the configuration files. As such, since the programs are not erally
changing, it would be easier to get the modified packages in
Hamm-updates and eventually to 2.0 r2.
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