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

Previously Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> Having /usr makes as much sense as a separate X11R6, KDE or other
> tree.

Depending on where you are coming from.

> On a side note, this might be used in a later Hurd-specific packaging
> system

There doesn't have to be anything Hurd-specific about that. Linux has
caught up in this respect already and Al Viro is doing the same thing
in Linux 2.5.

> that allows you to have each package unpack in a seperate
> directory tree, and just set/remove symlinks to install packages (eg,
> setting a /packages/foo-1.32 symlink makes /packages/foo-1.32/bin
> visible under /bin).

Isn't the purpose of shadowfs that you don't need the symlinks?


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