kline at tao.thought.org
Sat Apr 23 11:30:57 PDT 2005
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 until
> >>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; but it seems better to have a
place for the default|system binaries, libs, /etc
and one and only one for everything else.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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