On Mon, 2011-12-12 at 18:55 -0700, Gordon Haverland wrote: > I'm a UN*X dinosaur. I started using UN*X in 1984. > > I don't like this idea of folding /bin, /sbin, /usr/sbin into > /usr/bin. > > I think the reasons to segregate /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin > and anything in /usr/local/* still exist today. Which reasons? They changed from time to time. Last time I looked, on a Debian system /sbin did not contain statically-linked binaries. > I want more segregation, not less. Actually, I've wanted all the > config for /usr to be in /etc/usr (which is a symlink to /usr/etc) > for a long time. > > But, by the time anyone hear of efforts such as this, there seldom > seems to be time to stop them. > > Hence, my question is, if this continues to happen, what do we > move to for a kernel? Free-BSD? Plan 9? Something else? Is > anyone working on a migration scheme? FreeBSD userland is largely a throwback to the 90s, so it's probably just what you're looking for. Plan 9 has precisely the unification you so hate. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Computers are not intelligent. They only think they are.
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