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Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:01:03 +0200
From: Christian Neukirchen <>
Subject: Re: filesystem layout

Daniel Cegiełka <> writes:

> @vision of the new platform
> stali from proposes an alternative filesystem
> scheme. It gives clear organization of the system... but not
> compatible with FHS. What do you think of this solution? Sabotage
> distro also has its own concept...

Sabotage's idea was essentially a symlink /usr -> / (and that came from

So far, the only good reason not to do that was that it's easier to put
/usr on a NFS shared among multiple hosts.

Regarding the stali idea, I don't think it is useful to make /devel
seperate (e.g. sabotage had development tools in a seperate set, but
installed them into /bin as well).
/lib/exec is not useful either.  Daemons should go to /bin, programs
strictly for internal purporses can go to /lib/$pkgname/.
(This works well in Arch already.)

Christian Neukirchen  <>

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