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[2]: Why not go all the way?
by raddude9 on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 14:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Why not go all the way?"
raddude9
Member since:
2009-07-15

"I find the whole thing kind of silly, but if you're going to do this, why not make it as simple as possible.

/System
/Library
/Programs
/Users


1. "<Shift>First char</Shift>remnant chars" (after all: we're talking Unix with case sensitive FSs, and not Windows or AmigaOS where that luxury (pain) is absent) isn't exactly as simple as possible: one of the the few stupid ideas in GoboLinux.

2. You have "library" (singular/collective), and then "programs" and "users" (plural). Non-uniformity is not as simple as possible.

My few rotten cents...
"

Except that you would not have
/System
/Library
etc.
on AmigaOS. You would use device names to point to relevant directories, eg:
SYS:
Libs:
Devs:
Fonts:
C: (for commands)
etc.
Then it does not matter where you put those directories and you could re-point any of those device names at will.

Took a little while to get used to when if you were a DOS or UNIX head back in the day, but it was a far neater system IMHO. Maybe Linux should use that instead ;-)

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RE[3]: Why not go all the way?
by oinet on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 21:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Why not go all the way?"
oinet Member since:
2010-03-23

Except that you would not have
/System
/Library
etc.
on AmigaOS. You would use device names to point to relevant directories, eg:
SYS:
Libs:
Devs:
Fonts:
C: (for commands)
etc.


I know that. I was referring to case sensitivity of *nix filesystems.

Then it does not matter where you put those directories and you could re-point any of those device names at will.


Yep.

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