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Fwd: [opensuse-factory] Proposal for 12.2, move all binaries under /usr

From: Robert Xu <robxu9@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 16:10:59 -0500
If the system administrators do this change, how will we accommodate
Trinity to it?
Fedora is doing it; openSUSE is having an argument about if this is good or not.
Gentoo had a discussion on this, I think.

Should this be treated like a simple "let's move to /usr/local" or has
the renaming allowed us to install side by side with KDE4 without the
use of /opt?

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From: Greg KH <gregkh@...>
Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 22:51
Subject: [opensuse-factory] Proposal for 12.2, move all binaries under /usr
To: opensuse-factory@...

Hi all,

As a proposal for 12.2, I would like to implement the move of all
binaries to /usr/ like is being done at the moment in Fedora.

Here's the details as to why this is a good thing to do, and what is
involved in it:

The first packages implementing this have already started to land in
Fedora's version of Factory.

Before you get worried, there will be symlinks back to /bin and /sbin
for those scripts expecting things to be in those locations.

We can use the Fedora patches for almost all of this, they are all
published at:
and a number of upstream projects are already moving their releases over
to this as well, which will make things easier.

If there are no major objections, I'll start working on Base:system in


greg k-h

p.s. Please, before you respond, read the link above and all of the
discussion about it and don't repeat the same questions that the link
already answers.
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later daze. :: Robert Xu :: ::