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: Giving up on recovery
by foregam on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 11:39 UTC in reply to "Giving up on recovery"
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[...] the whole point of a separate /usr is to enable the system to boot and be repaired without depending on all of the "applications" to be available.

Root could be small, readonly, and always there as a failsafe. [...]

My feelings exactly. The result of moving /bin and /sbin to /usr will be a major clusterfuck. The OS graveyard is full of Unices which did that. Think HP-UX. Oh, and it will make mounting /usr from NFS even more nightmarish than it is now. So I say first implement union directories a la Plan 9 (aufs is fine but doesn't come anywhere close to that) and improve u9fs, and then screw with the filesystem layout as much as you wish.

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