Subject: Re: HEADS UP: migration to fully dynamic linked "base" system
To: None <>
From: Johan Ihren <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/26/2002 11:27:25 writes:

> >>> +   Shared libraries used by programs in /bin and /sbin have been
> >>> moved from /usr/lib to /lib.  Compatibility symbolic links are
> >>> provided.
> >> 	looks to me that libc will be in /lib/, and /usr/lib/
> >> 	will become a symlink to /lib/
> >Yes. Latest libc should belongs to /lib with luke's proposal.
> >But older shlibs can be moved from /lib to /usr/lib safely.
> >So, requirement for / partion shouldn't increase.
> >(Rather, it should decrease according to luke's report).
> 	so, "make build" will do that "mv /lib/
> 	/usr/lib" for us?  if not, it will be an additional labor for
> 	people.

I agree this would be bad.

Wouldn't it be better (from an ease of maintenance POV) to just leave
all targets in /usr/lib alone and add a new one for /lib/
(i.e. stuff in /lib will have a separate copy in /usr/lib).

After all the point of this exercise is to save space in /, not adding
complexity in maintenance of /usr/lib.