Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jan 2012 20:39 UTC
General Unix Finally something really interesting to talk about. If you've used UNIX or any of its derivatives, you've probably wondered why there's /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin in the file system. You may even have a rationalisation for the existence of each and every one of these directories. The thing is, though - all these rationalisations were thought up after these directories were created. As it turns out, the real reasoning is pretty damn straightforward.
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rolling distros
by bnolsen on Tue 31st Jan 2012 01:31 UTC
bnolsen
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2006-01-06

So this is all fine. new installs can do the new stuff.

What i really dislike are the current rolling distributions that are basically screwing up folks who have /usr on a separate partition. Arch's latest antics are to install modprobe on /usr/ instead of /

Funny part is my initrd builder somehow got reset and i ended up with a trashed system since my '/' mounted but i had no way to load up modules from '/'

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