Re: deprecating /usr as a standalone filesystem? [386 support]
On Tue, 2009-05-05 at 17:41 +0200, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Marco d'Itri <email@example.com> 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).
> > I know that Debian supports this, but I also know that maintaning
> > forever large changes to packages for no real gain sucks.
> > So, does anybody still see reasons to continue supporting a standalone
> > /usr?
> > If you do, please provide a detailed real-world use case.
> > A partial list of invalid reasons is:
> > - "I heard that this was popular in 1998"
> > - "it's a longstanding tradition to support this"
> > - "it's really useful on my 386 SX with a 40 MB hard disk"
> - NFS
> - for my wifi box (ie a 386 SX with 8MB of flash)
Interesting. I thought 386 wasn't supported anymore (?)