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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:47:10 -0400
On 03/14/2012 16:55, Zac Medico wrote:

>> Deprecation of this practice would mean that people could type
>> /bin/command instead of /usr/bin/command in situations where absolute
>> paths are necessary. We could symlink things in /usr to rootfs for
>> compatibility with legacy software. In a more extreme case, we could
>> symlink /usr to /, which would make plenty of sense given that we do not
>> need a separate /usr at all.
> 
> I'm not seeing any compelling benefits here that would justify a lack of
> conformity with other *nix distros. It seems almost as though it's an
> attempt to be different for the sake of being different, perhaps a
> symptom of something like NIH syndrome.


Gentoo, by its very nature, has always been regarded as somewhat
non-conformist.  When Gentoo first popped onto the scene, most other distros
didn't do colors in the terminal.  We did.  And it all branches out from there.

-- 
Joshua Kinard
Gentoo/MIPS
kumba@g.o
4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28

"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us.  And
our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."

--Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic

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Re: Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
-- William Hubbs
Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- James Broadhead
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! [was newsitem: unmasking udev-181]
-- Duncan
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Joshua Kinard
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Philip Webb
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Ciaran McCreesh
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Greg KH
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Matthew Summers
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Maxim Kammerer
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Richard Yao
Re: Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
-- Zac Medico
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