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Re: [opensuse-factory] RFC: Proposed relocation of /var/lib/rpm
On Wed, Oct 04, Anton Aylward wrote:

On 04/10/17 07:38 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2017-10-04 13:16, Richard Brown wrote:
For systems with a read-write rootfs, we will be slightly bending the
rules of the FHS, in the sense that the FHS claims /usr should be
'read-only data'

What about machines that share /usr from a central machine over the network?

Indeed!
This was the original purpose of /usr/share and many today still use it that
way, consolidating centrally thing like the manual pages that apply EQUALLY to
all machines.

/usr/share is only for exact identically installations. The FHS clearly
states that /usr/share is not shareable between different versions.

If you want a BtrFS rollback location /etc is better.

No, everything outside /usr is no option, why do you think did Red Hat
choose a location on /usr?
And this has nothing todo with Btrfs, it's a problem all rollback
solutions have.

Thorsten

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