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To: Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>
From: Richard Yao <ryao@...>
Subject: Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:51:16 -0400
On 03/14/12 19:37, Greg KH wrote:
>> Portage provides use with the ability to do abstractions that other
>> distributions cannot do, such as permitting people to merge
>> /usr{bin,lib{32,64,},sbin} into /.
> 
> Sure, but that doesn't mean that the packages that are being merged will
> actually work :)
> 
> greg k-h

I proposed a way that this could work with no effort on the part of the
Gentoo developers in one of my earlier emails:

On 03/14/12 17:05, Richard Yao wrote:
> In the meantime, it should be possible to create a global usr USE flag
> that enables/disables gen_usr_ldscript. It would then be possible to
> delete all of the usr ldscripts, dump /usr into / and symlink /usr to /.
> The dynamic linker would go to / before /usr and it would be trivial to
> modify $PATH to ignore /usr entirely. Legacy software that requires
> /usr/{bin,sbin} would still work while those that want a separate /usr
> mount could symlink /usr/{bin,include,libexec,sbin} into their rootfs
> counterparts.

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