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Re: from / to /usr/: a summary

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 05:36:40PM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
top-level directories would look after a move from / to /usr.  Also, the
FHS says nothing about the current approach of overriding files in /usr
with files in /etc, which allows packages to stop shipping configuration
files in /etc that just consist of the default settings.

Every package which will accept a configuration file in /etc should ship such a file in /etc, even if it contains only comments. In this way, you know the name(s) of the configuration file(s) and the subdirectory in /etc where they belong.

such as /bin, /sbin, /lib, /lib32, /lib64, and so on.  However,
consolidating all the package-managed bits in /usr would make it
entirely sensible to share /usr as a single consistent pile of packaged

And where do you want to put the package information which are currently in /var? They do not belong to /usr.

Shade and sweet water!


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