Perhaps I need to re-ask the question this way:
What's the motivation for "merging" / and /usr?
I've seen arguments that it's a historic split, and to an extent this is
true, however, having critical system recovery (and basic boot) stuff in
/, on as small as possible a partition, with the bulk of the system on
/usr makes a lot of sense for me.
On 2019/07/15 14:28, Marek Szuba wrote:
On 2019-07-15 12:38, Jaco Kroon wrote:
I'm personally using a separate /usr (On numerous systems) and other
than one problem I've encountered this isn't actually currently an issue
for me, and the reason this specific case was an issue was due to one
single tool (which unfortunately I can't remember now) having been
installed into /usr where I'd personally expect it to go into /.
The issue is not with *split* /usr, it's with the scenario currently
being adopted by many Linux distros (e.g. Fedora or Debian) in which
/bin, /sbin, /lib and /lib64 are symlinks to respective subdirectories
of /usr. The purpose of the changes at hand is, as described by floppym
in his initial post, to pave the way towards making merged /usr workable
on Gentoo for the average user.