Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd
On Wed, May 22, 2002 at 09:13:57PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
> directory exists. Is it so hard to understand? Translators don't
> belong in /bin, /libexec, /lib/whatever, they belong in /hurd.
> Unless you have an better place that we can all agree upon. Right now
> you're just bitching and moaning that we have a directory that
> GNU/Linux doesn't have in its root, without actually giving a reason
> why it should not exist there in the first place. We, the Hurd
We don't need /linux to store linux-specific files like kernel modules.
/lib/modules works fine, even though they are not exactly libraries.
Why is /hurd different?
> typing "settrans -a ~/ftp /lib/whatever/ftpfs / ftp.gnu.org" is quite
You actually type commands like this? How about "ftp ftp.gnu.org",
seems a little easier. ie do normal users really use settrans
directly on a day to day basis?
> I really can't understand why people become so upset about one silly
> directory. Why can't you just accept the fact that one such
> directory exists? It isn't harming anyone. :)
If you want to change policy, you must justify the request.
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