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Re: devel files and libraries in /lib

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Roger Leigh <rleigh@codelibre.net> wrote:
> Well, that's the issue at hand.  The reason I mentioned this is
> because I believe that the / and /usr separation is a case where we
> should stop to consider the "bigger picture" rather than just the
> immediate problem. Solving that would solve the /usr/lib and /lib
> issue as a natural consequence.

What about the other stuff in /usr? games, include, local, share, src?

> All locations managed by dpkg must be considered a unified whole; it
> does not make any sense to share one part and not another.  They must
> be updated together or else the system will be left in a broken and
> inconsistent state.  A separate /usr is no longer required to boot the
> system now we have initramfs.  In consequence, there's no reason to
> have /bin separate from /usr/bin, /lib from /usr/lib etc.  It makes
> sense to have /var separate (writable).  It makes no sense to have /usr
> separate.

You're right. Is there a project goal for this yet?


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