Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd
On 19 May 2002, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Adam Heath <email@example.com> writes:
> > /lib contains things not loaded by users directly, but by something run by a
> > user.
> Quite right. Programs in /hurd are often run by a user, just by a
> very different mechanism than shell commands.
> /lib, in the FHS, is for "behind-the-scenes" items that only a
> programmer need pay attention to. Programs in /hurd are not that at
> all--they are very visible parts of the system that ordinary users
> need to understand and run to use the system to its fullest.
Programs in Debian should not depend on the environment. If they do, they
should be modified not to be so dependant.
If this really isn't possible, a wrapper should be implemented, and the real
binary placed in /usr/lib or /usr/share.
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