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Re: RES: /usr/lib vs /usr/libexec

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Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de> writes:

> In article <[🔎] 87psvqzmed.fsf@becket.becket.net> you wrote:
>> I do believe you've missed the point.  Splitting /usr from / helps in
>> a teeny percentage of cases, and most of the cases where it "helps"
>> that have been mentioned here, it actually doesn't.  Yet, splitting
>> /usr/lib, which is grotesquely huge and hard to deal with, is treated
>> as an impossible thing, needing a great level of proof before it can
>> be considered.  This is very foolish.
> Thats why we need proof that it helps. Nobody  has provided any numbers,
> here.

IMHO the performance benefits are a red herring.  For myself at least,
the general increase in tidiness would be far more beneficial.

> You missed the point. It is not about getting rid of directories it is about
> creating a new one.

Not really; it's already in common use.  However, all packages
committing the sin of using it have to be specially patched or
configured to remove the taint.

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