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Re: filesystem hierarchy

From: Eli Green <eli@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 21:56:59 +0100

On 2006-11-14, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 08:57:02PM +0100, Eli Green wrote:
It seems to me that DragonFly is not very far from the stated goal of
having multiple libraries as it is, using varsyms or maybe a slightly
specialized version of nullfs:


(a) As Jeremy said, this is something pkgviews tries/tried to do.
(b) This is a *huge* maintainance hassle.

It works for Debian using the 1000 monkeys approach, but it doesn't work
for a reasonable large (as in: small) team. E.g. keep in mind that it
means splitting a single package into small pieces for the static
libraries, header files, associated programs etc., as everything but the
shared lib will conflict in the filesystem. This is a wonderful

I don't understand why it would require packages to be broken up like that. If anything, you wouldn't want that... the include directories would be part of the same structure.

Two of the things I mentioned in my EuroBSDCon talk will make the issue
much less pressing -- stay tuned for that :-)

Well, it's not a pressing issue for me at all, I don't have any BSD-based servers because I work for a company with its head up its ass, technology-wise.

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