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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
  • From: ianseeks <ianseeks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 08:35:23 +0100
  • Message-id: <3033414.ZVOuuviSb2@linux-k5wg>
On Thursday 09 Aug 2012 22:21:19 Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On 2012-08-09 21:51, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On 08/09/2012 09:08 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
I just don't remember seeing a use case why a separate /usr is


Go fetch those paper books you included with SuSE Professional not that
long ago. A separate /usr was recommended there.

historical ;) - see below ;)

But then don't say "I don't remember". It is the history of your own
/usr is so tiny compared to the size of disks that I do not see that as an
advantage *today*,
Tiny? Where are you looking at?

bombadillo:/lib/systemd/system # df -h /other/main/usr /other/main/usr/src
/other/main/usr/local Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb8 21G 13G 7.1G 65% /other/main/usr
/dev/sdc6 10G 8.7G 1.4G 87% /other/main/usr/src
/dev/sdc7 13G 3.2G 8.9G 27% /other/main/usr/local

Historically they are on separate partitions/disks was because when they
developed Unix, they ran out of space on the small disks and just added more
disks. It was to get around a size limitation on the machine they used to
develop unix. (or something along those lines)

All the other reasons for the separate partitions was just spin to justify it
and unfortunately they didnt change it when the disks got bigger. Fedora is
now being sensible about the directory structures..
i personally on have 3, swap, root and home.

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
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