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From: Richard Yao <ryao@×××××××××××××.edu>
To: Greg KH <gregkh@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:53:48
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! by Greg KH
1 On 03/14/12 19:37, Greg KH wrote:
2 >> Portage provides use with the ability to do abstractions that other
3 >> distributions cannot do, such as permitting people to merge
4 >> /usr{bin,lib{32,64,},sbin} into /.
5 >
6 > Sure, but that doesn't mean that the packages that are being merged will
7 > actually work :)
8 >
9 > greg k-h
11 I proposed a way that this could work with no effort on the part of the
12 Gentoo developers in one of my earlier emails:
14 On 03/14/12 17:05, Richard Yao wrote:
15 > In the meantime, it should be possible to create a global usr USE flag
16 > that enables/disables gen_usr_ldscript. It would then be possible to
17 > delete all of the usr ldscripts, dump /usr into / and symlink /usr to /.
18 > The dynamic linker would go to / before /usr and it would be trivial to
19 > modify $PATH to ignore /usr entirely. Legacy software that requires
20 > /usr/{bin,sbin} would still work while those that want a separate /usr
21 > mount could symlink /usr/{bin,include,libexec,sbin} into their rootfs
22 > counterparts.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>