Re: heads up
And as I said, we need shadow translators. Once we have them, we
could create /usr->/ with little fuss.
We already have a read-only (write support is flakey) implementation
of unionfs. But why change _back_ to /usr -> / when that was used for
Let's change this around. What problem are you trying to solve?
Packaging formats are more than lists of files; saying "remove
maintainer scripts" because you want a pure list of files gets you
to a pure list of files, but how does it solve the problems which
maintainer scripts are there to solve?
You can't run "maintainer scripts" from a translator, since you do not
have any form of I/O from the user. How do you expect to run debconf
or similar to setup the package?
> /share/info/dir being a translator that always provides a updated
> dir entry for info readers to use. Put a info page into
> /share/info and viola, a entry in /share/info/dir pops up.
This would be easy to arrange in a Hurd-specific installer, and
Debian would be happy to include one.
I'll eat my hat when that happens.
> Sure, and that is why we have a nice warm flame war about /hurd
> each year right (although, always from people who have no clue
> about the issues involved)?
We haven't had one for years, actually.