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Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin



On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 11:10:49PM +0000, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> Jeroen Dekkers@lists.debian-devel@Mon, 6 May 2002 14:33:20 +0200:
> >  But we didn't invent libexec. The BSDs have it too and I would not be
> >  surprised a lot of non-free Unix variants have it too. Only the FHS
> >  doesn't have it because they had no clue why it existed and ignored
> >  all existing systems which already has it.=20
> >  
> Hmmm...
> 
> But we didn't invent /usr. The BSDs have it too and I would be surprised
> if any Unix didn't have it. Only GNU (Hurd) doesn't have it because they
> had no clue why it existed and ignored all existing systems which have
> it already.

GNU/Hurd has /usr. It's only a symlink *by default*, but that doesn't
matter. The /usr directory was invented with a good reason. We throw
it away with a good reason, we can do the things /usr was invented for
better using shadowfs.

> IOW, the fact that others have it too is not a reason that you should do
> the same, I'd think.

For compatibility, it is.

Jeroen Dekkers
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