Fedora Wants To Simplify the Linux Filesystem

Posted by hanuca on Nov 3, 2011 11:39 AM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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Harald Hoyer and Kay Sievers, two Red Hat developers, made an announced their attempt to simplify the Linux filesystem, to clean up the "mess" created when the /bin and /sbin directories were separated.

To the point, the Fedora Project wants to move their libraries into the /usr/lib or /usr/lib64 directories and all executable files into the /usr/bin directory.

For Fedora, making the filesystem simpler means clear separation of operating system and host specific resources and /usr can be easily snapshotted, read-only, and shareable.

For end users, making the filesystem simpler means less toplevel directories.

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