[arch-dev-public] [RFC] merge /bin, /sbin, /lib into /usr/bin and /usr/lib

Rémy Oudompheng remyoudompheng at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 04:53:03 EST 2012

Le 3 mars 2012 10:49, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> a écrit :
> Am 03.03.2012 04:21, schrieb Allan McRae:
>> What convinced me of putting all this in /usr rather than on / is that I
>> can have a separate /usr partition that is mounted read only (unless I
>> want to do an update).  If everything from /usr gets moved to the root
>> (a.k.a hurd style) this would require many partitions.  (There is
>> apparently also benefits in allowing /usr to be shared across multiple
>> systems, but I do not care about such a setup and I am really not sure
>> this would work at all with Arch.)
> I agree that the /usr subtree we have atm and also the distinction of
> bin and sbin is not really useful and confuses more than it helps.
> Especially the sbin one doesn't make any sense. So it's nice to cleanup
> our filesystem and merge things together. While I don't think a
> read-only /usr is of any use or even advisable I see that having
> everything in /usr is more flexible; so I am fine with that.
> So in short: +1 from me.

Similar opinion. And as Dan said, please don't patch things, I'd
prefer that we cleanup things first, and see what is left.


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