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Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:39:14 -0300
From: "Matias A. Fonzo" <>
Subject: Re: Progress on roadmap to 0.9.13


El Sat, 17 Aug 2013 12:39:13 +0300
Timo Teras <> escribió:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:59:12 -0400
> Rich Felker <> wrote:
> > One key target for 0.9.13 which I didn't cover above is improving
> > "make install" and possibly tweaking the symlink strategy for
> > and At several times in the past, I was fairly
> > convinced that it makes more sense to reverse the symlink direction
> > and have point to rather than the other way
> > around. However, I keep going back to doubting that there's any
> > good reason for it to change. So if there are people who still care
> > about this issue, I'd really like to hear you speak up _now_ rather
> > than 2 days before the next release, or after the next release. If
> > there's no progress on justifying changes, I think the only changes
> > I'm going to make in this area are to fix lack-of-atomicity issues
> > during installation.
> Sorry for late answer.
> IIRC the advantages were:
> - Easier to install different subarch (even compatible arch versions)
>   side by side. As names are unique - is same for all so
>   those would need to be renamed anyway.
> - and libc.a can go to /usr/lib if is just an
>   optional symlink. this is desirable as the development stuff are not
>   nice to keep in /lib.

This does not seem viable if /usr is a symlink / or /usr/lib is a
symlink to /lib. /opt can be the place ...


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