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Re: Getting rid of /usr for F12?

On Fri, 17.04.09 06:48, Ralf Corsepius (rc040203 freenet de) wrote:

> Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> Heya,
>> there's one topic that keeps popping up in various discussions: can't
>> we get rid of /usr? The seperation of / and /usr doesn't make much
>> sense anymore.
> This is a very short-sighed view.

Oh, is it?

>> 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.
> Religiousity isn't the point - The point is: There are reasons for why  
> the FHS rsp. the GNU standards are setup the way they are.

First of all FHS is not a "GNU standard". 

Secondly, it is of course very convincing if you just nebulously say
'there are rasons' instead of mentioning any.

>> And for the folks who think /usr is awesome because it allows mounting
>> /usr ro while mounting / rw: it's not.
>> Much more useful it would be if
>> / in its entirety could be mounted ro. Debian allows that. It's not
>> too hard to make that work on fedora as well.
> You are oversimplifying.
> Mounting / ro: will never work (/var, /tmp, /etc etc.) , while mounting  
> /usr ro: should be pretty simply.

On Debian /etc doesn't need to be rw. And it wouldn't be too difficult
to allow the same on Fedora.

/tmp and /var should of course be mounted writable.


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