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

Sean Middleditch <elanthis@awesomeplay.com> writes:

> He, and the book he had the class pass around, explained that /usr was
> to allow a system to be booted without having to load the "extras" until
> necessary.  It was a more modern book, and it/the author may have been
> totally mistaken.

There are certainly other reasons people have proposed for /usr.  I
was describing its historical origin, not why some people might still
want to have it around.

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