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]: Comment by Jason Bourne
by JAlexoid on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Jason Bourne"
JAlexoid
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I'd also add that all non-system software should be split off, so that it does not "pollute" the system directories.
I know that the best software package management tools have been created to deal with the mess, but they should be able to add a good option of cleaning up the scattered data that software packages tend to leave behind.

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