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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 4 04:36:28 EDT 2012

On 04/07/12 18:18, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.

Note: the upgrade is simple when using supported packages...  We don't
rebuild peoples packages for library soname bumps.  Why would this be
any different?


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