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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 14:03:19 -0500
To: Mumit Khan <khan AT NanoTech DOT Wisc DOT EDU>
Cc: Andrew Dalgleish <andrewd AT axonet DOT com DOT au>,
"'cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com'" <cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com>
Subject: Re: FS layout issues for v1.1 (eg., /bin and /usr/bin)
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In-Reply-To: <200003011712.LAA03579@hp2.xraylith.wisc.edu>; from khan@NanoTech.Wisc.EDU on Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 11:12:10AM -0600

On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 11:12:10AM -0600, Mumit Khan wrote:
>[1] The Cygwin tree is designed to use the prefix/exec-prefix all the
>way, and to have separate /bin, /usr/bin, /lib, /usr/lib, we need to
>make certain packages use `prefix=/' (bash, parts of winsup) and 
>others `prefix=/usr' (just about everything else), and it's simply
>a maintainence headache for what I see minimal benefit.

Ditto.

cgf

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