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Re: No to StowFS!

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: No to StowFS!
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 13:02:55 -0600

    there is no harm in keeping it around for now, 

Glad to hear it.  That wasn't clear to me.

    and when the time comes, 

I don't think the time will ever come.

Although I can believe that our own packages could be compiled to avoid
/usr without an impossible amount of difficulty, this does not take
account of users' own scripts and programs.  Essentially all of which
depend on /usr, since it has been around since day 1 of Unix.  It would
not be good for GNU if users could not run their longstanding scripts
and processes without having to "port" it -- very frustrating waste of
time.  (All the POSIX madness has caused similar frustrations, but no
/usr at all would be another whole level of agony.)


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