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Re: filesystem hierarchy

From: "Justin C. Sherrill" <justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 09:47:00 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, November 10, 2006 6:57 am, Trismegistos wrote:
> hello to everyone,
> there are plans to change the filesystem hierarchy to simplify the
> programs management?
> I've saw the gobolinux project (www.gobolinux.org). They have change
> the filesystem, and they are using the filesystem as a package
> manager.
> I'm an university student, and as a school project I'm interested to
> study a new package manager for bsd system, as is written in the site'
> goals page.

We're currently using pkgsrc (pkgsrc.org).  There's been some
conversations about using a sort of filesystem overlay, where each package
gets its own 'layer' that has all the dependent programs for it installed
only in that layer, so that dependency problems go away.  There's a good
amount of filesystem work (in progress) that has to happen first.  Check
back in the archives for the kernel@ mailing list for more file system

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