Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 14:12 UTC
Linux "This document outlines the set of requirements and guidelines for file and directory placement under the Linux operating system according to those of the FSSTND v2.3 final (January 29, 2004) and also its actual implementation on an arbitrary system. It is meant to be accessible to all members of the Linux community, be distribution independent and is intended to discuss the impact of the FSSTND and how it has managed to increase the efficiency of support interoperability of applications, system administration tools, development tools, and scripts as well as greater uniformity of documentation for these systems."
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Fedora for the rescue
by SeeM on Wed 26th Jun 2013 23:31 UTC
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# ls -l
bin -> usr/bin
lib -> usr/lib
sbin -> usr/sbin

We have to start somewhere, but I fear that those links will have to stay for the next 20 yeas.

The good thing is all that mess is on the root partition, which doesn't interest users that much. Mounting is no longer a problem (even media and mnt dirs are no longer required, since it goes to /run/mount/username now), /dev is maintaned by udev and /home is often on another partition. Only /etc is still going to be important and it's mess, but so much software depends on that mess, that is impossible to solve this.

Edited 2013-06-26 23:33 UTC

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