Stanislav Visnovsky wrote:
Dňa Wednesday 21 November 2007 05:36:35 Aaron Kulkis ste napísal:
This is why smart people make /home, /opt, and /local to be separate filesystems (or at least make /local a symbolic link to something like /home/local and/or /opt to be a symbolic link to /home/opt.) This should be the DEFAULT set-up for a new installation, because the uninitiated has absolutely no idea that having /home, /local and /opt on the root filesystem is setting them up for major headaches when they want to install the system.
AFAIK /home is by default on a different partition. The other ones are rather special for people installing a lots of additional software.
In fact, in the install, it would be REALLY super-nice if I could specify the creation of any symbolic links and target directories before ANY packages are installed.
This sounds like super-expert stuff. You can do it with add-on product, but I don't think this will be ever implemented.
No, I doubt it ever will be... it's a "wish list" item.
BTW, what "add-on product" is going to do this in the middle of installation?
For example, I might not want /var/fonts on the /var partition... but would instead, prefer to put it in some place like /opt/fonts or /local/fonts )
Right now, it involves doing the install, then going into single user mode, moving the fonts directory and creating the symbolic link from /var/fonts to /local/fonts...
Not much of a problem on all IDE systems, but when you're dealing with SCSI disks, partition size can still be a factor.