Re: possible mass-filing of bugs: many shared library packages contain binaries in usr/bin
On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 15:01, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Sean Middleditch <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
That's what I meant - the historical reason. The only modern reason I
can think of is people being resistant to change. Which I explained in
my earlier mail. ~,^
The other problem, tho, would of course be the vast number of software
and scripts that use /usr. For example, a lot of python scripts use
And I'm sure there are many other language that advocate such things.
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