Re: heads up
Keep track of the conversation. You were supposed to be saying
that the Hurd cannot get Debian to agree to /usr->/ for the Hurd,
and you're wrong. Why switch to getting rid of the symlink?
Because *we didn't have shadowfs*. How many times must I explain
the same point?
Bogus, the change was made a few months ago, unionfs has "existed" for
a year or more now. You should keep track of what is happening
instead of this conversation, /usr -> / symlink was removed because
"it wasn't Debian GNU/Linux"; no harm was caused by its existance.
> You can't use normal filesystem calls if you have interactive
> scripts that are running. So you can't do "cp foo.deb
> /debian-package-magic-directory" or similar to install the
> package, if you can't, having a "Debian package translator" is
> totally useles.
But this is a deficiency in the Hurd. We should find a way to
communicate the user content to servers and it's a long-standing
lack that we cannot.
*wink* how do you purpose to somehow get some kind of interactive
input from the user when you do a file-system call?
Um, we did actually have a Hurd annex. All we would need to do is
keep up with FHS and add it back; it was removed only because we
weren't bothering to respond to their mail.
Stop deluding your self, the FHS never had a Hurd annex, neither did
the FSSTND. And if there had been any "mail" from the FHS people,
then I would have responded to it, I have been subscribed to the FHS
related lists since they were first created!