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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RE: Fedora for the rescue
by Delgarde on Thu 27th Jun 2013 02:55 UTC in reply to "Fedora for the rescue"
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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 /lib and /sbin links could probably be removed without much fuss - there's little software that actually cares about those directories specifically.

The tricky one is /bin, since there's a billion scripts out there starting with #!/bin/sh or #!/bin/perl that would need to be modified for it to work. Not to mention tools (like autotools, for instance) that *generate* such scripts.

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RE[2]: Fedora for the rescue
by FishB8 on Thu 27th Jun 2013 04:06 in reply to "RE: Fedora for the rescue"
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Wouldn't recommend it. /lib is where the kernel modules are kept. You would have a very hard time booting if no /lib is to be found.

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RE[2]: Fedora for the rescue
by Soulbender on Thu 27th Jun 2013 09:23 in reply to "RE: Fedora for the rescue"
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Why not put everything in /bin, /sbin and /lib? I mean, if you're going to change this why even bother with /usr? You could just move /usr/local to /local.
What's so important about /usr?

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