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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Mar 3 12:53:31 EST 2012

Am 03.03.2012 03:52, schrieb Jan Steffens:
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 3:28 AM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why on earth do the linker, kernel modules, etc. need to
>> be in /usr/lib/ at all, other than Poettering's raves and rants?
> We need to empty /lib, otherwise we can't symlink it.

There is no need at all to ever symlink /lib! I would be fine with a
/lib directory that has exactly 2 symlinks (namely ld-linux.so.2 and

Also stuff like kernel modules, udev rules, and so on. Why move them at all?

The primary concern is binaries, that's where problems may occur (that's
why we would - long-term - need symlinks from /bin, /sbin and /usr/sbin
to /bin).

For libraries, we can put them whereever we want.

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