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Re: [RFC] libexecdir
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:15:35 +0200
- Subject: Re: [RFC] libexecdir
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On Jun 20 17:10, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun 20 10:19, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:20:51AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > >Conflicts like this will happen. If we change libexec, we have to be
> > >prepared for this kind of stuff. Is it worth it?
> > I certainly have gone through this "pain" when the changeover was made
> > on Linux. If we want to provide the real Linux look-and-feel I don't
> > think we have any choice. :-)
> > But, seriously, I think that the change makes sense in the long run. If
> > we don't do this we'll eventually just have to be tweaking more and more
> > configurations to put things in /usr/libexec rather than /usr/lib.
> Yeah, probably. Me and my lawn...
> > On a similar note, what about Fedora (and others) fusion of /usr/bin <> /bin
> > and /usr/sbin <> /sbin? Do we want to think about that too? It would
> > certainly make sense for Cygwin. We could get rid of /usr/bin entirely.
> No, we can't. Fedora has /usr/bin, /usr/lib and /usr/sbin, while the
> /bin, /lib, and /sbin paths are just symlinks to their /usr counterparts.
> This is necessary to maintain hardcode paths, and this will not go away
> in Fedora for a long time.
> For Cygwin we did this fusion anyway since version 1.1 or so, just as
> mount points and in the other direction. We were far ahead of time :)
> Having said that, we could do the same for /sbin vs. /usr/sbin and
> create an automatic mount point for it as well.
OTOH, in an existing installation this requires to move the existing
files in /usr/sbin to /sbin before installing the new Cygwin maintaining
the auto mount point. Hmm.
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