Re: Move all to /usr
>>>>> Daniel Baumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>>>> On 10/11/2011 04:32 PM, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> I am still not 100% persuaded that this would be easy to do, but at
>> least I think that it has more merit than the old "move all to /"...
> i'd rather see a /$foo and /usr/$foo merger to /system/$foo, so we
> can have the trichotomy /system, /local and /home.
My opinion would be for /system/distribution, /system/local, and
/home. But, ouch, /system/distribution is essentially the
present /usr! (While /system/local subsumes the current
/usr/local, which isn't used that much, anyway, and /etc and
The motivation is that it's much more important to backup
/system/local (/etc, /var) than /system/distribution (/usr.)
As for dpkg(8), we could have both /var/lib/dpkg/packages (with
Package:, Version:, and everything modifiable) /and/
/usr/lib/dpkg/packages.d (with the full descriptions.)
I'd argue that /boot is to be left in place, for I like to think
of bootloader as /not/ belonging to any particular system
installed on box.
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