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Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem?

On Tue, May 05, 2009 at 05:36:02PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> I have been told by upstream maintainers of one of my packages and by
> prominent developers of other distributions that supporting a standalone
> /usr is too much work and no other distribution worth mentioning does it
> (not Ubuntu, not Fedora, not SuSE).

This is false for Ubuntu.  Not only is it supported, but significant effort
was put into *fixing* a /usr-as-separate-mount bug in Ubuntu 9.04 as
pertains to wpasupplicant.

> I know that Debian supports this, but I also know that maintaning
> forever large changes to packages for no real gain sucks.

What packages?

Any upstream not supporting this is also incompatible with the FHS.

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