Subject: Re: major hier(7) overhauls?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org (NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion>
From: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
Date: 12/23/1998 19:50:28
On Sun, 20 Dec 1998 01:23:57 -0500 (EST) Greg A. Woods wrote:
> As some of you know my favourite "major overhaul" would be to eliminate
> /usr and move the system entirely back into one self-consistent,
> single-level, hierarchy. We no longer need to split the system over
> separate disk packs, not because of size, not because of speed, not even
> because of reliability and robustness.
i386 BIOS boot limitations?
I ran into that one yesterday, but sysinst nicely reminded me I was
playing with fire. I have been putting /usr in the root filesystem,
but with X11R6 and src getting quite large I think I'll go back to
having a separate /usr.