Getting rid of /usr for F12?

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Apr 17 12:54:28 UTC 2009

Once upon a time, Lennart Poettering <mzerqung at> said:
> We could make /usr a symlink to / for an interims phase
> and everything would be good for conservative folks who think the FHS
> is the holy bible.

Aside from any "religious" debate, there's a practical problem: last
time anything like this was tried, rpm couldn't handle moving
directories to symlinks.  That's why init.d is still under /etc/rc.d
instead of just /etc (and /etc/init.d is a symlink).

Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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