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Re: [opensuse] Separate /usr?
On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 23:26:28 Adam Tauno Williams wrote:

IMNSHO, there are none / zero reasons for a dedicated /usr partition.

Except that it is part of the Filesystem Hierarchy Specificaton for Unix-like
operating systems, with a exception proposed for Linux. Read the draft spec
linked to elsewhere in this thread. If you disagree with the spec, file a bug
against the spec.

And the world is frowning on the practice. Modern systems, especially
desktops, are complicated and require a variety of services to spin up
at boot [you have wireless security, possibly VPNs, possibly
cryptography, hot-plug support for USB and other busses, bluetooth, HID,
etc...] and get the machine to a "normal" state. So having this nicely
organized in the root volume [ /sbin, /etc, /sbin, /bin, /lib ] is just
a nicer way to do it.

See above.


Rodney Baker VK5ZTV
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