Re: devel files and libraries in /lib
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ]] 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.
Eh, wouldn't this case be a valid use case?
> | 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.
You mean Squeeze + 1?