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Re: dynamic binaries in the root filesystem

From: Chris Turner <c.turner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:55:45 -0500

On 04/03/13 12:46, Francois Tigeot wrote:

> There's no need for them in an unified / + /usr world.

IMHO 'unified / + /usr' world is the result of Linux systems
not having a 'real' build system and doing things willy-nilly
than anything else, and is not a good model to base anything

I don't have any proof to back this up - other than the
existance of 'traditional' unices[1] (e.g. unices where those
with full sources can 'build the system') which don't do this

(e.g. all BSD's, Solaris, probably HPUX & AIX still, etc)

.. [1] Recall UNIX: originally, a 9 track tape containing source
and binaries for a self hosting operating system. This was
always the case until commercial unices started keeping the
source code to themselves, and later (mis-)codified in
posix imho by falsely defining 'unix' as a simple 'trademark'
to a 'program specification'.

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