kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Apr 23 12:31:12 PDT 2005
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 02:17:51PM -0500, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 13:31:31 -0500, Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org>
> >On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 01:57:27PM -0400, Adam Weinberger wrote:
> >>Miguel Mendez wrote:
> >>>On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 18:08:07 -0400
> >>>Adam Weinberger <adamw at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> >>>>Personally, I'd love to see /usr/X11R6 folded into /usr/local, but
> >>>>then, I think it's nothing short of retarded for apps to install into
> >>>>unusual locations to prove a point.
> >>>It might be interesting looking at the work the pkgsrc people have done
> >>>wrt $PREFIX enforcement. On my NetBSD boxen xorg lives under
> >>>/usr/pkg/xorg and all packages are installed under /usr/pkg, not
> >>>/usr/X11R6 or /usr/local.
> >>There are many good potential layouts, such as the one you mentioned.
> >>But the issue in my mind is how one would go about implementing it
> >>without wreaking havoc on the poor, unsuspecting users.
> > One logical move might be to have symlinks to either|or
> > /usr/local, /usr/pkg in FreeBSD 6-STABLE, then have it
> > hardwired in 7-STABLE. We could just dump everything
> > into /usr, /usr/bin, and /etc;
> If it happens FreeBSD do that, then FreeBSD is messy, Linux-ish and dead.
Right on the money! That's one thing I don't like about
the Linux distros. And why it makes sense to dump any
local ports (GUI or whatever) into /usr/local.
The default /etc/motd would inform people.
> > but it seems better to have a
> > place for the default|system binaries, libs, /etc
> > and one and only one for everything else.
> > gary
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