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Re: devel files and libraries in /lib

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 06:51:13PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> wrote:
>> > Maybe we're talking at cross-purposes here; I was speaking about the
>> > case of turning a directory into a symlink on upgrades, which cannot
>> > safely be done while there are still files under it.
>> > Thinking more about it, this cannot be done even if all packages move
>> > their files away from /usr, since an unknown amount of stuff exists
>> > under /usr/local, so /usr can ever only be made a symlink to / for new
>> > installs (or by the sysadmin).
>> I think it's about /usr/lib being a symlink to /lib.
> No, it isn't.

Then what is it about?
I thought the problem was having both /lib and /usr/lib.
Linking /usr to / would also solve that but is more complex than
linking /usr/lib to /lib.


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