Re: devel files and libraries in /lib
]] Roger Leigh
| On Mon, Jan 03, 2011 at 10:33:21PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
| > I've never used pkgconfig. But if it doesn't support it, it too should be fixed.
First, it's pkg-config, and secondly, no, it shouldn't. pkg-config
doesn't try to be everything to everybod and I haven't seen a valid use
case for this.
| An alternative strategy to consider for the future: drop /usr entirely
| and place all libraries in /lib [as done on GNU/Hurd]. On current
| systems using initramfs the need for a separate / and /usr is gone.
| IMHO, there are nowadays few (if any) compelling reasons for having a
| separate /usr, and hence for having /usr at all other than as a
| compatibility symlink to /. Have we actually got any reasons for
| keeping it?
I'd love to see this happening and would like the ability to have /usr
as a symlink to / as a release goal for squeeze.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are