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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
On 08/10/2012 10:27 AM, Robin Klitscher wrote:
On 10/08/12 19:58, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On 08/10/2012 07:07 AM, Robin Klitscher wrote:
On 10/08/12 16:11, Rodney Baker wrote:

Robin, openSUSE will continue to support a /usr. So, there should not be
a problem...

Robin, read my replies and those of others: This was an educational
exercise. Enough of that from my side, I've got some answers ;)

Andreas, I assure you that I have read the replies - every one - and
with great interest. And yes, it has been greatly educational.

If I misinterpreted your earlier remark, I apologise. But in saying
this: "On the other hand, going forward I suggest to not setup a
separate /usr anymore, there's no benefit in it." you seemed at least to
be signalling an uncertain future for /usr as a separate partition.
And, having read the draft FHS mentioned by Rodney, I thought I could
see reasons why the option of a /usr separate from / could have benefits
despite what you had said. But perhaps I'd taken you too literally the
first time around .....

Even if we would forbid it for new systems, it would break one of openSUSE key successes: You can update a system from one version to the other. So, we do need to support existing systems with /usr as separate partition. But I woouldn't advocate it anymore.

All of which goes to show, I suppose, that there's no such thing as a
single answer for all occasions!

Indeed ;)

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