FS layout issues for v1.1 (eg., /bin and /usr/bin)
Mon Feb 28 17:19:00 GMT 2000
In the Linux FSS, they talk about /,/usr,/usr/local like this:
* / is for programs that are required to boot the system to its normal
multi-user mode. Nominally, these would be statically-linked
programs to remove a dependence on the shared library system being
* /usr is for other standard user-level programs installed with the OS
(or official packages) and is normally built with shared libraries.
* /usr/local is for programs that are installed only on that machine
(i.e. not part of the "standard" package).
I recall that there is a minimum set of "expected" commands in /bin
(like ls, cp, sh, etc) but since cygwin isn't involved in booting most
of its software belongs in /usr. /usr/local should never be touched
(except maybe to set up an empty directory structure) by the standard
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