[arch-general] lib -> usr/lib

Menachem Moystoviz moystovi at g.jct.ac.il
Thu Jul 26 01:14:49 EDT 2012

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 8:01 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM,  <brainworker at lavabit.com> wrote:
>>>> If everything is to end up in /usr, then I'd argue that this makes /usr
>>>> superfluous. If merging is to be done, then IMO things should be moved
>>>> out
>>>> of /usr, not moved in.
>>> well no
>>> the point is to have a single top-level directory for a single purpose.
>>> so distribution provided files will go to /usr, local-system
>>> configuration in /etc, /run is for runtime state, /var is the
>>> local-system state (the non-ephemeral state).
>> My variant is:
>> /lib -> /usr/lib
>> /bin -> /usr/bin
>> /sbin -> /usr/bin
>> After that rename:
>> /usr to /system
>> /etc to /config
>> /dev to /device
>> Why not using clear (and not so short) names to indicate real purpose!
> Yes, why not just turn the device into android... renaming for the
> sake of renaming serves no purpose. There are real benefits to moving
> /lib and /bin into /usr, renaming folders does not provide any real
> benefits.

Actually, having more descriptive names would ease the burden on the
new users...
Leading to less confusion and less mailing list posts regarding where
they need to look
for config files. Of course, this will also mean a lot of nitpicking
regarding what the symlinks
should be named...


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