Re: [dev] I'm back

From: Strake <>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:42:52 -0500

Jens Staal <> wrote:
> I agree with this. As an example distribution, Sabotage does things pretty
> well. One detail that I like a lot (but it sort of depends on your stance on
> symlinks) is the way applications usually are placed in it:
> Each application gets its own directory under /opt and then installed files
> get symlinks in / (the file system hierarchy is stali-inspired with
> everything in root and usr just pointing back to root).
> For me, this is a nicer solution than for example pacman to keep track on
> which files that belong to which package (no fragile databases needed).

One may use stacking bind mounts rather than symlinks. I know no
decent such fs in Linux kernel space, as aufsn and unionfs seem
cumbersome, but it ought to not be too difficult in user space, as 9p

> What I have noticed lately is however how much of the broken stuff that are
> expected to build also relatively fundamental technologies. For example, mesa
> (which is needed if one ever wants to run wayland instead of X) expects
> libudev to build, and if the version requirements will increase further that
> will basically force systemd on peopole.

Free software, captive society.

> I am starting to think of this as the Fragile X syndrome, which usually refers
> to a genetic disease causing mental retardation ( ).
> I am starting to feel that Linux is having a serious case of its digital variant.

Ha! Nice.

Anselm Garbe <> wrote:
> I'm back in the game ;)

Welcome back! It's your move.
Received on Sun Nov 18 2012 - 13:42:52 CET

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