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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 17:34:41
Message-Id: 20120311173355.GB6599@linux1
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: newsitem: unmasking udev-181 by Luca Barbato
On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 07:28:41PM -0800, Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 3/10/12 6:53 PM, Rich Freeman wrote: > > neither the genkernel nor dracut docs have specific instructions about > > I guess we could pour more effort in getting dracut more easy to use > and/or try to figure out which are the items that should be moved to / > and fix the remaining ones...
I highly discourage moving more things to /. If you google for things like, "case for usr merge", "understanding bin split", etc, you will find much information that is very enlightening about the /usr merge and the reasons for the /bin, /lib, /sbin -> /usr/* split. I'll start another thread about this farely soon, but for now I'll say that even though Fedora is a strong advocate of the /usr merge, it didn't start there. Solaris started this 15 years ago, and I think it would be a good thing for gentoo to implement the /usr merge at some point to make us more compatible with other unixes. Another thing to add is that it appears that at least Fedora and Debian are doing this. William