On my debian box, /usr/local was a symbolic link to /local, so boxes NFS
mounting /usr on my box could provide their own files for
Unfortunately, some package I upgraded today messed around with my symlink,
deleting it and then creating an empty /usr/local tree. I can't figure out
which package is responsible to file a bug.
Here's the output of find in /usr/local - hope it offers some hints.