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From: Joshua Kinard <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem!
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:48:06
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Let's redesign the entire filesystem! by Zac Medico
1 On 03/14/2012 16:55, Zac Medico wrote:
3 >> Deprecation of this practice would mean that people could type
4 >> /bin/command instead of /usr/bin/command in situations where absolute
5 >> paths are necessary. We could symlink things in /usr to rootfs for
6 >> compatibility with legacy software. In a more extreme case, we could
7 >> symlink /usr to /, which would make plenty of sense given that we do not
8 >> need a separate /usr at all.
9 >
10 > I'm not seeing any compelling benefits here that would justify a lack of
11 > conformity with other *nix distros. It seems almost as though it's an
12 > attempt to be different for the sake of being different, perhaps a
13 > symptom of something like NIH syndrome.
16 Gentoo, by its very nature, has always been regarded as somewhat
17 non-conformist. When Gentoo first popped onto the scene, most other distros
18 didn't do colors in the terminal. We did. And it all branches out from there.
20 --
21 Joshua Kinard
22 Gentoo/MIPS
23 kumba@g.o
24 4096R/D25D95E3 2011-03-28
26 "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And
27 our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between."
29 --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic


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