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Re: Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) and NetBSD
> Current NetBSD's practice - even my idea of current NetBSD's :) -
> differs significantly from BSD, though. Looking at 4.0.1's hier(7):
> - /COPYRIGHT has not existed on any NetBSD installation I can recall.
> While I don't have any running to check, I can't recall seeing it on
> real BSD either. In fact, I don't recall seeing it on any system
> ever, though of course I've hardly tried them all.
I've seen it on FreeBSD 4.x, about the time when NetBSD 1.5 was current, and
on 4.4BSD too.
> - Numerous directories are new in NetBSD as compared to real BSD.
> While I don't have an accurate reference at hand, I would suspect
> /libexec, and /var of being new. I'm quite sure /rescue, /usr/X11R6,
> /usr/lkm, /usr/pkg, /usr/pkgsrc are. (X11 wasn't up to R6 yet back
> when Berkeley was still releasing - I even think X might have still
> been at X10 - and it didn't have LKMs at all, nor anything
> pkgsrcish. And /rescue is new compared to even older NetBSD; 1.4T
> doesn't have it.)
The /libexec and /rescue abominations appeared together when some enlightened
souls decided that statically linked /bin and /sbin were obsolete. /var dates
back to 4.4BSD or maybe 4.3BSD-Reno.
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