DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Goals for first release (June/USENIX)
:On a purely practical level, you're going to have a heck of a lot of
:work converting all the software that expects to live in /usr/local or
:/usr/X11R6. Not that I mind that someone does this, because FreeBSD
:would like to be PREFIX-agnostic, so you'll be removing some difficult
:bugs for us too :-)
No, you missed the second part... that's what the varsym's and softlinks
are for. The idea, though, is that the *only* thing we would put in the
standard places (aka /usr/local/bin) on behalf of packages would be
softlinks and varsyms.
I don't really care what we call the partition, but it should probably
not be /usr. i.e. for any serious system the packages install directory
should be its own partition separate from /usr.