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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Comment by greygandalf
by greygandalf on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 12:07 UTC
greygandalf
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Why is this good news? More mess? The "end-user" shouldn't even care where his binaries are. The one who uses a console instead, will appreciate the distinction between bin and sbin, between system stuff and user stuff.
Somebody called Linux a watered down version of Unix. He was an optimist.

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