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Fedora to simplify filesystem hierarchy

Nov 03, 2011, 21:00 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

Since 1979 (or thereabouts), Linux and UNIX-like operating systems have followed a particular, if arcane, way of organizing files. Now the Fedora Project is proposing a plan that will drastically change the way this filesystem hierarchy stores binary applications... if they can work out the potential kinks.

Specifically, the developers in the Fedora Project are proposing to move all executable files into the /usr/bin directory and their libraries into /usr/lib or /usr/lib64, as needed.

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