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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by vidarh on Fri 4th Nov 2011 09:59 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
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Except, why should my OS applications (like ifconfig) be in the same programs directory as my installed applications (like httpd)?

They already are, for the most part in pretty much every Linux distro.

Considering how poorly most filesystems work when you have thousands of files in a single directory, why dump everything into one directory?

This isn't even a problem with ext2fs on modern system unless you reach tens of thousands of files. Much less for more modern filesystems. Non-issue unless you're planning on running ext2 on a 486 and dumb a massive amount of extra files in there.

Especially once you add in all the aggravation of having symlinks everywhere to make it look like the "old" way.

Why is this an aggravation? It's not like you need to maintain them manually.

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