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Re: Merging / and /usr (was: jessie release goals)

On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 01:43:03AM +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:
> On 05/08/2013 12:40 AM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 11:34:20AM -0400, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> >> On Tue, May 07, 2013 at 07:31:36PM +0400, Игорь Пашев wrote:
> >>> What about merging / and /usr ?
> >> No please. We are good about making sure they each mean something
> >> important,
> > No, we're actually terrible at it.

> > And upstream is working against us.
> Please define "upstream".

udev; fd.o generally; and GNU autotools, which has a concept of $prefix but
no concept of runtime and dev prefixes being separate.

And probably many others.  Those are just the ones I happen to be able to
speak to off the top of my head.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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