Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Nov 2011 23:17 UTC
Fedora Core Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.
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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by bogomipz on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 07:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
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On top of that, the captialized names prevent name clashes with standard directories. When GoboLinux was introduced, /sys did not yet exist. People used to complain that Gobo should use /sys rather than /System, but that would have created problems later.

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