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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-project] Support for Seperate /usr
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:16:30
1 Splitting thread so that the agenda thread isn't lost in discussion:
3 On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Alexis Ballier <aballier@g.o> wrote:
4 > I have no opinion whether separate usr should be supported or not: I
5 > have not been using this layout since years. However, I strongly prefer
6 > some kind of consistency: The traditional layout with a minimal / to
7 > boot or the usr move both have their advantages; if we go for something
8 > in between we get none of them.
10 I tend to loosely agree here.
12 My inclination right now is to support this proposal if either of the
13 following is true:
14 1. Somebody explains that right now the absence of a decision is
15 causing them actual problems (extra work, limitations, whatever).
16 2. This becomes necessary to enable some larger long-term goal, which
17 has received council approval.
19 #2 was basically covered by Alexis already.
21 Regarding #1, I informally emailed the base-system maintainers a week
22 ago about whether there was any need to revisit last year's decision.
23 I didn't really get a sense that anybody really needed the council to
24 step in now. I recognize that William is also a base-system
25 maintainer so if he wants to state that he is subject to some kind of
26 extra work or such supporting separate /usr without an early boot
27 workaround I'll certainly be sympathetic.
29 I do favor the dropping of support for separate /usr without an early
30 boot workaround. I just don't think the council should actually step
31 in until somebody needs us to, or as part of some larger plan. If the
32 base-system maintainers have things under control, better to let them
33 handle it.
35 Rich


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-project] Support for Seperate /usr "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-project] Support for Seperate /usr William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-project] Support for Seperate /usr "Rick \\\"Zero_Chaos\\\" Farina" <zerochaos@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-project] Support for separate /usr Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>