|Fedora To Simplify Filesystem Hierarchy, Move Everything to /usr|
|By Thom Holwerda on 2011-11-02 23:17:41|
|Good news from the Linux world. Fedora has announced its intention to drastically alter the file system layout of its Linux distribution. The plan's been out for a while, but was brought to my attention by Brian Proffitt (still the best name ever) over at ITWorld. The gist is to move all binaries to |
If you want an even more succinct summary of the plan, it's 'move all to
"For historic reasons, we split-off more and more tools from
All this is done in an effort to reduce complexity in an installed Linux system.
"Splitting things up complicates stuff. If you want to keep things separate you really need a good reason for that. We should always focus on simplifying things," Red Hat's Lennart Poettering wrote, "And merging things into /usr does just that: it drastically simplifies the complexities we have collected over 30+ years of Unix heritage."
Sooner rather than later, please. While this might go against the LSB and FHS, it sometimes takes a defiant nature to get things moving again. A simpler and cleaner file system structure can only be seen as a good thing.
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