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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
On 08/09/2012 05:36 PM, Brian K. White wrote:

I think it's at least safe to say that it's no one's place to try to
tell anyone else, let alone everyone else, something as sweeping as
"there is no use for separate /usr".

Asking why someone does it is the wrong question. They do. And they have
their reasons. And the OS needs to support it. Or else become less
useful and useful to less.

;)

It's interesting that in this thread - if I didn't miss anything - many people told why having separate partitions are useful. I agree with that. I just don't remember seeing a use case why a separate /usr is beneficial. Yes, people do it - and openSUSE continues to support it - but the only reasons I'm aware of are historical like [1].

So, what is the reason to create a separate /usr with openSUSE 12.2? Please educate me ;)

Andreas

Footnote:
[1]
http://lists.busybox.net/pipermail/busybox/2010-December/074114.html


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