November 03, 2011
Fedora To Simplify Filesystem Hierarchy

Interesting: Fedora To Simplify Filesystem Hierarchy, Move Everything to /usr

The gist is to move all binaries to /usr/bin, and all libraries to /usr/lib and /user/lib64.

I remember when the LSB came out and was an essentially a HIG for the filesystem, defining what /usr, /var, /etc, etc were all set to be used for across all distros. I personally applaud this move towards a bit of simplification, if they can do it right. I hate not remembering if things are in /usr/lib, /var/lib/cache, /var/cache, etc, but jamming everything into /usr/lib/ and /usr/bin/ might not be the best solution.

Posted by Arcterex at November 03, 2011 09:32 AM