The case for the /usr merge

Hi,

I always try to follow the: Filesystem Hierarchy Standard

This is an interesting discussion: The case for the /usr merge

Anyone know what OpenSuSE thoughts are on this topic?

I saw something on the mailinglist. IIRC there are pro- and contra-sounds amongst openSUSE devs, not a decision made yet.

On 2012-04-02 23:36, Knurpht wrote:
>
> I saw something on the mailinglist. IIRC there are pro- and
> contra-sounds amongst openSUSE devs, not a decision made yet.

I understand that some of this is already done in the 12.2 beta. The /bin
directory is a symlink to /usr/bin now. It is one of the things that scares
me - considering I have a separate /usr partition.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

On 04/02/2012 12:16 PM, opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I always try to follow the: ‘Filesystem Hierarchy Standard’
> (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/)
>
> This is an interesting discussion: ‘The case for the /usr merge’
> (https://lwn.net/Articles/477467/)
>
> Anyone know what OpenSuSE thoughts are on this topic?
>
>

Just my opinion (and I am known for my opinions)… the “case for /usr” is
nonsense and really has all to do with convenience for where systemd is
heading… but instead of saying that, somebody wanted to try to make a “case
for /usr merge”… maybe to avoid looking … well … just to avoid noticing
the benefits for not doing the merge without making it all about systemd.

Just saying…

If /usr merge is a good idea then the stupidity of the Solaris mistake goes
away… maybe somebody wanted to show them some love??

IMHO, there will be some circular fall out from all of this where everything
gets pushed down… and another layer appears… just saying… again, all so
that we can boot machines without a shell and help closed source shops with
their appliances based around Linux.

I’ll take some flak for those comments… I know… but I have a feeling I’ll be
able to say “I told you so” in a couple of years.