[arch-dev-public] final leg of /lib removal

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 4 04:18:52 EDT 2012

Am 03.07.2012 18:22, schrieb Dave Reisner:
>> Why do we want /lib as a symlink to /usr/lib anyway? You could have the
>> directory /lib, only containing the symlinks for ld-linux.so.2 ->
>> /usr/lib/ld-linux.so.2 and ld-linux-x86_64.so.2 ->
>> /usr/lib/ld-linux-x86_64.so.2 (and, of course
>> /lib64/ld-linux-x86_64.so.2 for compatibility).
>> I don't see any advantage in having the symlink /lib -> /usr/lib, except
>> a harder upgrade path where so many things could go wrong.
> No offense, but you're a bit late to be trying to shoot this down only
> now.

Not trying to shoot anything down, I am just confused why the upgrade
path here was not made smoother. This will lead to problems and
shitstorms, and you know it.

> Perhaps you recall Tom's post (and ensuing discussion) from a few
> months ago:

I remember the discussion and the plan. I just still don't think it's a
good plan. Didn't I say something back then? Maybe not.

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